Podcast: Are conference rooms so white and masculine? it changes

California requires every publicly traded company based in the Golden State to have at least one woman on its board, and soon at least one non-white or LGBTQ person. This is because of a pair of laws requiring diversity at these high levels – laws that have effects nationwide.

Today, we take a look at the topic with LA Times national reporter Evan Halper. We also chat with Dr Maria Rivas, who has served on multiple boards and often found herself the only woman or person of color there.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: LA Times National Journalist Evan Halper and EMD Serono Chief Medical Officer Dr Maria Rivas

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