Los Angeles, CAInclusion and Access with a Focus on Women in the Workplace


Registration begins at 7:00am, Program runs 8am-9:30am

Location: Natural History Museum of LA County: 900 W Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007

**IMPORTANT** Because the Museum does not open to the public until 9:30am,  guests will be escorted through the Car Park staff entrance to the meeting space on the South Lawn of the Museum. See Parking and Arrival directions below.

After the session, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in tours of the exhibits with Curators Dr. Nate Smith, Paleontologist; Dr. Aaron Celestial, Geo-chemist, Mineralogist; and Curator of History, Dr. William Estrada!


Inclusion and Access with a Focus on Women in the Workplace.


We know that many companies are committed to gender diversity and are taking some action. But recent research findings make it clearer than ever that companies need to double down on their efforts.


Come learn how women continue to be underrepresented and the actions companies should take to make progress on gender diversity. We will explore detailed research data and look at actionable tactics to foster an inclusive and respectful culture.


Nooshin Nathan, M.A., SPHR, SHRM-SCP


As Chief Talent Officer at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Nooshin Nathan is responsible for developing and managing strategic and culturally pertinent human resource policies and programs.  She supports and guides management and staff to cultivate, recommend and implement mission-aligned HR objectives, policies, and practices for the Museum that fosters a culture of highly engaged staff.   She serves as a member of the Executive Team and partners with the President and leadership on employee relations, staff development, recruiting, compensation and benefits administration. 


Prior to joining the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Nooshin Nathan was the Vice President of Human Resources at JM Eagle, managing a global HR staff for a $2.2 billion dollar manufacturer of plastic pipes where she was recognized and awarded as an employee that demonstrates exemplary leadership. In 2014, Ms. Nathan received the Day One Retirement Innovator Award from Prudential Financial for the improvements implemented on their company retirement plans.  


As a board member of non-profit JVS Personnel Practices Committee, she provides guidance and direction on HR best practices.  She has received commendations from the State of California and City of Los Angeles for her volunteer work in mentoring other human resource professionals and now serves as the keynote speaker for this organization. 


Ms. Nathan is a member of NHRA, SHRM and HARRT at UCLA, an organization of Senior Human Resources Executives from leading corporate, non-profit and public organizations that is dedicated to the advancement of human resources management through a partnership with prominent academics and thought leaders.   In 2015, Ms. Nathan was appointed as the Advocacy Captain on SHRM’s advocacy team for her district and works to advance the interests of the HR profession in the development of federal public policy. In February 2018, she was invited to testify on behalf of SHRM, before the California Joint Subcommittee of Senate and Assembly members on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response at a hearing titled “Best Practices for Reporting Sexual Harassment and Providing Victim Support.”


She is a member cohort with Government Alliance for Racial Equity (GARE) through the County of Los Angeles, focusing on strategies that normalize conversations about race, operationalize new policies and cultures, and organize to achieve racial equity.  She is helping develop museum commitments through Implicit Bias and Cultural Competency initiatives by helping to eliminate the potentially negative effects of implicit biases, thereby strengthening relationships amongst employees and the communities that we serve.


Ms. Nathan is a frequent speaker on expert panels such as Chief HR Officer Forum, SHRM, NHRA along with labor and employment legal seminars and HR Roundtables.  She has attended listening sessions with Department of Labor representing the manufacturing sector and served on SHRM’s Workplace Flexibility Taskforce, to provide expertise on principles and legislative outline to develop a proposal that encourages employers to voluntarily adopt workplace flexibility arrangements.  She also worked on SHRM’s Equity Principles Statement to help advocate for effective compensation equity public policies.   


In 2018, Ms. Nathan was a Finalist Nominee for Human Resources Executive of the Year through NHRA.  As adjunct faculty of California State Los Angeles, she has taught SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification courses.  Ms. Nathan received her undergraduate Psychology degree from California State University Northridge and her Masters in Psychology degree from Pepperdine University.  She holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designation from The Society for Human Resource Management. 

Parking and Arrival Info

Directions to Natural History Museum 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007 

From Downtown/Pasadena Take the 110 Fwy. South (toward downtown & San Pedro) Exit Exposition Blvd., bear right crossing Figueroa and continue on Exposition Blvd. Turn left on Bill Robertson Lane (immediately follows USC Watt Way) Turn left into Car Park 

From Westside Take the 10 Fwy. East Exit Vermont Ave. Turn right off the off-ramp Go to Exposition Blvd. (about 1 mi), turn left Go one block, turn right on Bill Robertson Lane Turn left into Car Park 

From Southbay Take the 110 Fwy. North Exit Exposition Blvd. (as you come off the fwy. you will have to go straight and loop back to your left under the freeway) Cross Figueroa and continue on Exposition Blvd. Turn left on Bill Robertson Lane (immediately follows USC Watt Way) Turn left into Car Park 

From Valley Areas Go South on the 101 Fwy. or the 5 Fwy. toward downtown Take the 110 Fwy. South (toward downtown & San Pedro) Exit Exposition Blvd., bear right crossing Figueroa and continue on Exposition Blvd. Turn left on Bill Robertson Lane (immediately follows USC Watt Way) Turn left into Car Park 

Once parked, please proceed to the Fire Lane Door (look for a security guard). Here, a Museum representative will meet you and escort you to our meeting space. 


The Natural History Museum is located in Exposition Park, at 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, between Vermont Ave. and Figueroa St. 

From the 110 (Harbor) Freeway, take the Exposition Blvd. exit and head west towards Vermont Ave; Turn left (south) on Bill Robertson Lane (formerly Menlo Ave.). 

The entrance to the Car Park is on the left hand side roughly 200 feet from the intersection. 

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