The Big Picture: The Impact of California’s Groundbreaking Law to Advance Gender Diversity in Corporate Boardrooms

California public companies now rank among the most gender diverse in the nation, with women holding 32% of board seats. This report, the fourth and final in the California Partners Project’s women-on-boards series, provides fresh data about women's representation on California's public company boards, highlights the progress we’ve made since the law was enacted in 2018, and examines the impact of SB 826 on California and the nation.

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“It is without a doubt that SB 826 has had a significant impact around the country. So many more business leaders, legislators, educators, advocates, investors, and organizations have come to recognize the power and progress of a law like this.”


Former California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson