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Gender equality leads to better outcomes for everyone


The California Partners Project collaborates with the California State Government and the private sector to measure, spotlight, and create resources to advance equal pay and women's representation on corporate boards.


Resources and tools on this site include:

  • A Resource Hub for women interested in board services and companies interested in diversifying their boards. 

  • A list of the public companies in California who may have future opportunities for women directors.

  • Our report series documenting the sea change in board leadership in California shares business leaders' perspectives and spotlights some of the tremendous female talents California companies have added to their boards since 2018.


​In 2018, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson passed and Governor Jerry Brown enacted SB 826, a first-in-the-nation law requiring publicly-traded companies with California headquarters to have at least one woman on their board of directors. As of January 1, 2022, the law required that boards of six or more directors have at least three women, and boards of five have at least two. 


As the State of California defends the law in court, , the benefits of SB 826 are clear; many companies have benefited first-hand from the advantages of diversifying their boards and have found board gender diversity is good for business, good for the economy, and good for California.



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.


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


State Diversity Board Mandates - Live Webinar

Diversity disclosure rules aimed at improving representation of women and increasing overall diversity on corporate boards are gaining traction

December 13, 2022 at 11:00:00 PM

Industry Events and The Global Conversation on Board Diversity™

Join us in live discussions with the world's leading CEOs from the Consumer, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technology sectors on how to build diverse boards and inclusive workplace cultures.

November 2, 2022 at 7:00:00 PM


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