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Our Work


Paying women fairly and ensuring their voices are included in rooms and tables of power benefits families, businesses, and communities and creates a more equitable California for all.  


CPP collaborates with the state of California and the private sector to create resources that advance equal pay and women's representation on corporate boards. We uplift California solutions and innovations by sharing nation-leading best practices, spotlighting women leaders’ stories, and championing California laws that support women's economic empowerment.

Here are some of the ways CPP is working to advance gender equity in California:

Women on Boards

A more diverse boardroom can lead to improved decision-making, higher profits, and increased innovation by bringing a wider range of perspectives, experiences, and ideas to the table.

CPP's work to increase women's representation on corporate boards includes: 

  • Board Diversity Playbook 

    • A must-have resource for companies looking to build more diverse - and more effective - boards, created jointly by CPP and the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab 


  • Resource Hub 

    • A curated directory of organizations and resources, whether you are a female executive interested in corporate board service or a company looking to diversify your board


  • Report Series 

    • A groundbreaking report series tracking the implementation of California’s Women on Boards law (SB 826) and spotlighting some of the tremendous female talent California companies have added to their boards since 2018

Equal Pay

In 2023, pay inequity is still pervasive. The gender pay gap begins right when women enter the workforce and expand over time. And the gap widens further for women of color, working mothers and women-identifying members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 


CPP has teamed up with the Office of the First Partner, and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls on a California Equal Pay Pledge to turn the strongest pay laws in the country into the smallest pay gap in the country. 


Learn more about the California Equal Pay Pledge and how you can help close the pay gap. 



Board Diversity - A Global Approach Podcast

Arnold & Porter's Teresa Johnson discusses Board Diversity in California and the UK with CM Murray's Emma Bartlett, featuring CPPs very own, Olivia Morgan.

2022 Gender Diversity Index Report

50/50 Women on Boards tracks, analyzes and publishes the gender composition of the boards of directors of Russell 3000 companies, the largest US-traded stocks.

All Our Talent: Women on Boards & Commissions Landscape Report

A landscape analysis on the state of women on boards and commissions locally and the disparities and barriers in our region’s leadership.


INSIGHTS: Board Diversity: A Path to Board Service from the Wisdom of Black Women Directors

This article highlights the valuable insights and perspectives that Black women can bring to corporate boards

Words Aren’t Enough: The Risks of Performative Policies

This report is a wake-up call for CEOs and other senior leaders at a time when employers are still facing high turnover due to the Great Resignation.

Women in the Workplace 2022

Women in the Workplace is the largest study on the state of women in corporate America


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