April 22, 2022

Kalpana Kotagal, Partner, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

The landmark 2016 inclusion rider co-authored by Kotagal and Fanshen Cox was updated in 2021 — in partnership with Color of Change and Endeavor Content — to make it more intersectional while amplifying accountability. Kotagal says for real progress to occur, the industry must focus on the rider’s third and fourth steps: gathering data and holding itself accountable.

It takes a village: “The legal expertise is one piece of a complex puzzle involving folks who are communicators, folks who are producers, folks who are organizers and folks who are steeped in the day-to-day of the industry,” says Kotagal. “There’s no way to do this work without that kind of powerful coalition.”

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