The Junior League of Pasadena Inc., (JLP) will hold its annual Simply Speaking silent auction and dinner on on April 29, 2017. Proceeds from the event will support the Junior League of Pasadena’s community outreach initiatives and charitable efforts in Pasadena and the surrounding communities.


This year’s event features a keynote speech by Trina Turk, a local fashion designer known throughout the country for her bold and California-inspired line of contemporary apparel, shoes, and accessories.


“I am thrilled to welcome Trina Turk to Simply Speaking,” says Jennifer Goldman, President of JLP. “She embodies the Business, Entrepreneurship, and Leadership Skills that the Junior League of Pasadena is working hard to grow within the women of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley through Lean-in Circles and our Women’s Career Workshops. She has a lot to offer our community and I know it’s going to be a fantastic event.”


This is the JLP’s fourth annual Simply Speaking event. This year’s fete will be held at the La Cañada Country Club and in addition to the address by Ms. Turk, will feature a silent auction, cocktail hour, and dinner. Additionally, there will be entertainment provided by local musicians trioKAIT and Megan Grano and Molly Erdman from the comedy group The BreakWomb. The JLP will also be presenting the Nancy Reed Payne Award to an exemplary sustaining member of the Junior League, and the Community Impact Award to a member of the greater Pasadena community who goes above and beyond in their service to the area.


Tickets for Simply Speaking went on sale to the public on March 20th and can be purchased on the JLP website at or via phone at (626) 796-0244.


About Trina Turk


Trina Turk is inspired by California’s vibrant multicultural mix, architecture, and landscape—a synergy that permeates her contemporary, colorful aesthetic. Infused with bold signature prints and dynamic hues unique to each collection, Trina’s modern and optimistic outlook melds the best of classic American design with a California confidence, incorporating beautiful fabrics and impeccable quality. Founded in 1995, TRINA TURK celebrates Golden State style with eleven annual collections of chic women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, swimwear, recreation, footwear, a Mr. Turk menswear line, and residential décor and textiles.


Trina Turk signature boutiques are located in Palm Springs, New York, Fashion Island in Newport Beach, Burlingame, Dallas’ Highland Park Village, Atlanta’s Phipps Plaza, Manhattan Beach, Market Street in the Woodlands, Texas, Houston Galleria, Miami and Honolulu. Trina Turk can be found online at


About The BreakWomb


The BreakWomb is a trio of moms who do sketch comedy…or a trio of sketch comedians who do motherhood. The longtime friends, whose resumes include The Second City Chicago’s Mainstage and ETC and The Groundlings Main Company, launched their web series after all having kids around the same time. Their videos tackle parenthood topics ranging from baby monitors to birthday parties and have been featured by the likes of Huffington Post, TODAY Parents, Buzzfeed, PopSugar Moms, Scary Mommy, BBC, Daily Mail, and Upworthy.


About Junior League of Pasadena


Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Pasadena is a non-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective leadership of trained volunteers. Past projects have included Madison Elementary School, Kidspace Museum, and the Pasadena Senior Center. To receive further information, please contact the Junior League of Pasadena at (626) 796-0244 or visit their website at