Oct. 31, 2017: ‘Occupational segregation’ subject of third review of implicit bias and its impact on women

October 31, 2017

Sacramento hearing Nov. 14 is third of three ‘inequality’ reviews

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Holly J. Mitchell will convene a key select committee to continue her review of gender inequality.

The Senate Select Committee on Women and Inequality will explore the status of ‘occupational segregation’ by gender and its relation to implicit bias.  

The Sacramento hearing will also focus on public and private initiatives and other potential solutions to steering women into jobs that have been dominated by men.  It is jointly hosted by the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee; the Legislative Women’s Caucus; and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. 

Joining Mitchell at the last of the three joint hearings about historically implicit bias and its impact on women in the workforce will be Sen. Steven C. Bradford of Inglewood and other public officials. 

The informational hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 4203 of the State Capitol, Sacramento, 95814.

A five-minute audio summary of the first review March is HERE and the entire two-hour plus hearing can be viewed HERE: A video of the second hearing, held in Los Angeles in April, is 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; the Legislative Women’s Caucus; and the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee.
  •       WHAT: A hearing to learn about implicit bias, occupational segregation and how they intersect to impact women, and what measures can be taken to alleviate gender disparity in occupational sectors. 
  •       WHEN: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017.
  •       WHERE: Room 4203 of the State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814.
  •       WHY: To raise public awareness of implicit bias and to help alleviate women’s economic inequality and work opportunities

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

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