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California to Require Women on Public Company Boards

On Behalf of | Oct 1, 2018 | California Law Update

California will now require publicly traded companies headquartered in California to place women on their board.

While I am a big supporter of women in business I think legislating quotas of how many women should be on a board is a bad move. There are very strong economic reasons to do put women in leaderships – but forcing it is only going to cause a second guessing. And companies are going to have to do it to comply (with resentment) rather than for seeing it to be the right thing to do.

AND I’ve already moved a number of companies from California to other states as part of my legal practice. Will this lead to more?

For more coverage check out the LinkedIn posting of Anessa Santos here.

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The Our Shawn (R. Shawn McBride) is a lawyer that concentrates his practice on business law, particularly business partnership issues. His blog is at

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