Are you interested in obtaining a career-advancing and potentially lucrative position on a corporate board? Have you wondered how to join what can feel like a “secret club?” Now is the time to understand and explore available opportunities.
Numerous independent studies have concluded that publicly held companies perform better when women serve on their boards of directors. California became the first state to set a threshold for gender diversity on the boards of publicly held corporations with the passage of Senate Bill 826, which became effective on January 1, 2019. By December 31, 2021, all publicly held California corporations are required to have at least one female director, at least
two female directors if the board consists of five members, and at least three female directors if the board is six or more members.
Following introductory remarks by SB 826 author Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), our distinguished panelists will discuss pathways to the corporate boardroom and share their own journeys.