Welcome Commissioner Greer!



Philanthropist and Entrepreneur Lisa Zola Greer appointed by Speaker Rendon to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls


SACRAMENTO, CA (November 16, 2020) – The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) is excited to announce the appointment of author and entrepreneur Lisa Zola Greer, to the Commission by Speaker Anthony Rendon.

“I’m happy to appoint Lisa Greer to the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Her multifaceted career includes work as a studio executive, a nonprofit advisor, and founding companies in the fields of parenting and caregiving. Lisa also serves on numerous boards in the Los Angeles area. Her knowledge and experience make her an excellent addition to the Commission. I know she will serve the people of California well,” said Speaker Rendon.

Lisa Zola Greer is a philanthropist, advisor, entrepreneur, and author of “Philanthropy Revolution,” published by HarperCollins in 2020. She is also the author of popular blog “Philanthropy 451” and a regular presence on Twitter and LinkedIn as a multitalented expert and thought leader.  She is an active real estate investor, advisor to many nonprofits, and the co-founder of Tandem Careplanning, a Public Benefit Corporation that champions both in-home care seekers and caregivers.

In addition, Lisa Greer sits on the board of the New Israel Fund, and is an active member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors. She recently completed terms as Commissioner and Chair of the Beverly Hills Cultural Heritage Commission and Trustee of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. Previously she served as President of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Board member of many organizations, including the L.A. District Attorney’s Crime Prevention Foundation, Make-a-Wish of Greater Los Angeles, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, and others.

“I’m beyond honored to have been appointed to such an important commission by Speaker Anthony Rendon,” said Greer. “In the era of #MeToo, Women’s March, Rebel Girls, Malala and Kamala Harris – and the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg – protecting, honoring and empowering women and girls is a critical issue that is and should be front of mind in our daily lives. To be able to serve alongside so many of California’s leading women’s rights advocates is a great privilege, and I’m looking forward to learning from them and helping to make positive change for the 20 million women and girls in our State.”

Earlier in her career, Commissioner Greer founded and led a company that helped people throughout the world become parents through the power of cutting-edge technology. Prior to that, she led a management consulting and strategic advisory firm specializing in the digital media and entertainment businesses. Earlier, as a studio executive, Commissioner Greer oversaw the development of the online and other business divisions at NBC, Universal Studios, and Spencer Gifts, while also launching pioneering ventures into music webcasting.

A native of Los Angeles, she holds a bachelor’s degree in History from UCLA and an MBA from Pepperdine University. The mother of five children, Lisa and her husband, Joshua, are proud and involved residents of Beverly Hills.

The Commission’s Chair, Dr. Alisha Wilkins described Commissioner Greer as a dedicated leader, saying, “We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Greer to the Commission. Her business savvy and deep commitment to the well-being of others is perfectly aligned with the Commission’s goals. With her help, the Commission is well positioned to make significant positive change for women and girls in California.” 

The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls welcomes Commissioner Greer and looks forward to her multilayered expertise and counsel as we continue to expand our efforts on behalf of all of California’s women and girls.

About the Commission

The Commission on the Status of Women and Girls works in a culturally inclusive manner to promote equality and justice for all women and girls by advocating on their behalf with the Governor, the Legislature and other public policymakers, and by educating the public in the areas of economic equity including educational equity, access to health care including reproductive choice, violence against women and other key issue areas identified by the Commission as significantly affecting women and girls.

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