Bill Would Require at Least One Woman on Companies' Boards of Directors

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Torn paper and miniature people. Discriminatory view of women in the company. (Photo: Getty Image)

Only 15 percent of seats on corporate boards in California are filled by women. A state bill that has passed the state Assembly aims to change that. The measure would require that California-based corporations have at least one woman on their boards of directors by the end of 2019. The bill is opposed by the state chamber of commerce and more than two dozen other organizations.

Research on Women on Boards of Public Companies Headquartered in California


Kimberly Krawiec, professor of law, Duke University

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, board member and past president, National Association of Women Business Owners of California, which sponsored SB 826; author, "The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors"