Select Committee on Corporate Board and California Workforce Diversity Hearing - The Future of Diversity in California Business

For immediate release:

MEDIA ADVISORY:
September 30, 2021

Select Committee on Corporate Board and California Workforce Diversity Hearing - The Future of Diversity in California Business

WHAT:                

Assemblymember Chris Holden and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia, and Members of the Select Committee on Corporate Board and California Workforce Diversity will discuss the importance of The Future of Diversity in California Business.

California is on the front lines of fighting for diversity in all levels of employment and following the implementation of AB 979 and other diversity-related legislation closely. This hearing will focus on gaining insight into how the Legislature can improve diversity on corporate boards and down the workforce ladder in California, the topics that will be covered include:

  • Implementation of key legislation, such as SB 826 (Jackson, 2018) and AB 979 (Holden and Garcia)
  • Progress on addressing the wage gap
  • Equitable distribution of public contracts
  • The future of diversity mandates

 WHEN:

Friday, October 1, 2021
11:00 a.m. PST

PRESENTERS:

  • The Honorable Ricardo Lara, Commissioner of the California Department of Insurance
  • Angela Shell, Chief Procurement Officer at the California Department of General Services
  • Adria Jenkins Jones, Chief Deputy Director at California Department of Human Resources
  • Fabrice Houdart, Managing Director of Global Equality Initiatives at Out Leadership
  • Michael Martinez, Legislative Director at the California Department of Insurance
  • Jonathan Sandville, CEO of the African American Board Leadership Institute
  • Hina Shah, Esq., Professor at Golden Gate University
  • Janet S. Wong, Ascend, Diverse Corporate Directors Coalition (DCDC), & Women Corporate Directors

WHERE:              

California State Capitol, Room 4202 or watch virtually at www.assembly.ca.gov/todaysevents