Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill to Require Women on Corporate Boards

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Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill to Require Women on Corporate Boards

Women are now required to be on corporate boards.

Women are now required to be on corporate boards.

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Women are now required to be on corporate boards.

Photo credited to Unsplash.com.

Photo credited to Unsplash.com.

Women are now required to be on corporate boards.

Kryster L., Writer

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Only a few days ago, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday, requiring public business companies in California to have a woman on the corporate boards. The bill requires at least two women directors by the end of 2019, if there are about five directors on the corporate boards. At the close of 2021, there should also be three women directors if there are already seven directors total on the board, according to the LAtimes. If not followed by the law, business companies will be fined $100,000. California is reportedly the first state to require a woman on corporate boards, and Gov. Jerry Brown has been receiving praise from the signing.

A tweet from State Sens. Hannah-Beth Jackson, “Yet another glass ceiling is shattered, and women will finally have a seat at the table in corporate boardrooms. Corporations will be more profitable. This is a giant step forward for women, our businesses and our economy.”

In his statement on signing the bill into law, the California governor pointedly cc’d the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee and wrote: “I don’t minimize the potential flaws that indeed may prove fatal to [the law’s] ultimate implementation. Nevertheless, recent events in Washington, D.C.—and beyond—make it crystal clear that many are not getting the 

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