Podcast: Boardrooms are white and male? This is changing

The state of California requires every publicly listed company headquartered in the Golden State to have at least one woman on its board of directors, and soon, at least one non-white or LGBT person. This is because of a pair of laws that enforce diversity at those high levels – laws that have a nationwide impact.

Today, we’re studying the topic with LA Times national correspondent Evan Halper. We also speak with Dr. Maria Rivas, who has served on several boards and often finds herself the only woman or person of color there.

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Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: Evan Halper, National Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, and Chief Medical Officer of EMD Serono Dr. Maria Rivas

Further reading:

The state of California has banned the all-white board of directors. This move is reshaping American companies

Column: Controversial California law requiring women on corporate boards is back in the crosshairs

Newsom signs law mandating greater diversity on California corporate boards

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