April 20, 2017: UPDATED - Tomorrow's wage inequality hearing in Los Angeles includes review of implicit bias and its impact on women

April 20, 2017

Los Angeles hearing Friday is second of three ‘inequality’ reviews

SACRAMENTO – Persistent wage inequality and its relation to implicit bias and its impact on women, the work place and in life will be highlighted Friday when Sen. Holly J. Mitchell convenes researchers, impacted individuals and social-change makers to work on gender inequality.

The Los Angeles hearing will focus on what can be done to alleviate the wage gap between men and women and is jointly hosted by the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality; the Senate Labor Committee; the Legislative Women’s Caucus; and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. 

Joining Mitchell at the second of three joint hearings about implicit bias and its impact on women the workforce will be Sen. Steve Bradford of Inglewood; and Asm. Cristina Garcia of Bell Gardens.

The review begins Friday at 10 a.m. and is expected to take three hours.  It will be held in Rose Hills Auditorium, 10 Chester Place, Mount Saint Mary’s University Campus, Los Angeles, 90007.

A five-minute audio summary of the first review is HERE.  The entire three-hour plus hearing can be viewed HERE:

  • WHO: Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality, joined by the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. See agenda below for list of speakers. See attachment for their bios.
  • WHAT: A hearing to learn about wage inequality and the science of implicit bias, how it impacts women, and what measures can be taken to alleviate bias and harm. 
  • WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017.
  • WHERE: The Rose Hills Auditorium, Mount Saint Mary’s University Doheny Campus, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles, 90007.
  • WHY: To raise public awareness of implicit bias and to help alleviate women’s inequality.

PARKING NOTE: Parking will be available at the AAA out outside of the MSMU campus gates. Carpooling is suggested. MSMU is located near the LATTC/Ortho Institute Expo Line and is accessible by other public transportation in downtown Los Angeles.

For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. More at www.senate.ca.gov/Mitchell

 

The Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee,

the Legislative Women’s Caucus, and

the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

jointly present:

 

Hearing 2 – Implicit Bias and its Impact on Women in the Workforce: Wage Inequality

April 21, 2017 - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rose Hills Auditorium, Mount St. Mary’s University, Doheny Campus, Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

 

AGENDA

 

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

Ann McElaney-Johnson, President, Mount Saint Mary’s University

Senator Holly J. Mitchell, Chair, Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality

Senator Steven Bradford, Chair, Senate Labor and Industrial Relations

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, Chair, Legislative Women’s Caucus

Commissioners of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

 

Panel 1:  Implicit Bias and Gender Wage Inequality

 

Melissa Victoria Abad, Research Associate, Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Caroline Simard, Senior Director of Research, Clayman Institute for Gender Research

Tonia McMillian, Child Care Provider, SEIU – Local 99

 

Panel 2: What Can Be Done About Implicit Bias and the Gender Wage Inequality

 

Randi B. Wolfe, PhD., President, Tikkun Consulting

Victoria Pynchon, Consultant and Trainer, She Negotiates Consulting and Training

Nancy Kirshner-Rodriquez, Executive Director, California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls

 

Public Comment

Closing Remarks and Adjournment

POLICY CONTACT: For policy-related questions, please contact Mitchell consultant Luan Huynh at either luan.huynh@sen.ca.gov or call 916 651-4030.

MEDIA CONTACT: Ray Sotero

Communications Director

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30

Capitol Building, Room 5080

Sacramento, Calif. 95814

(916) 651-4030 office; 916 717-0513 cell

www.sen.ca.gov/Mitchell