As part of Women’s History Month, South Pasadena resident Laura Farber, currently serving as the president of the Tournament of Roses, will be honored March 28 as Assemblyman Chris Holden’s Woman of the Year.
Farber will be recognized during Holden’s annual “Women of Distinction” Spring Open House, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 600 N. Rosemead Blvd., Suite 117, in Pasadena.
The women have been nominated by their peers and selected by Holden’s office for their extraordinary achievements and positive influence left on the district and beyond.
“I am thrilled to announce Laura Farber as Woman of the Year for the 41st Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Holden. “As the first Latina and third woman to serve as President of the Tournament of Roses, Ms. Farber will offer an important perspective and approach to the historic organization.”
Farber has been a volunteer member of the Tournament of Roses Association since 1993 and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2012. Throughout her extensive Tournament of Roses career, she has served on and chaired various committees.
Farber is also a leader in many organizations such as the American Bar Association and the recipient of numerous awards for her work as an attorney. In addition to her many years of service in the Tournament of Roses, she also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA, a school site council member for Marengo Elementary School in South Pasadena, and an officer in the South Pasadena Middle School Booster Club.
Other women honored at the event include:
- Monica Hubbard, Woman of Distinction, Altadena
- Shelly Vander Veen, Woman of Distinction, Claremont
- Sabina Sullivan, Woman of Distinction, La Verne
- Christine Geltz, Woman of Distinction, Monrovia
- Dianne Cullinane M.D., Woman of Distinction, Pasadena
- Diane Williams, Woman of Distinction, Rancho Cucamonga
- Laurie Brandler, Woman of Distinction, San Dimas
- Nancy Shollenberger, Woman of Distinction, Sierra Madre
- Beatrice Casagran, Woman of Distinction, Upland