California Becomes First State to Require Women on Corporate Boards

Women’s March, Los Angeles, January 21, 2017. Credit: Larissa Puro/USC Institute for Global Health

(From UPI)

California will become the first state to require publicly traded companies based there to have at least one woman on their corporate boards under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday.

“Given all the special privileges that corporations have enjoyed for so long, it’s high time corporate boards include the people who constitute more than half the ‘persons’ in America,” Brown said in a statement after signing the bill into law.

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