1. 'We Can't Just Ask Politely': California's Push for Gender Quotas on Company Boards

    'We Can't Just Ask Politely': California's Push for Gender Quotas on Company Boards

    In 2013, the California state senator Hanna-Beth Jackson made a certain amount of feminist history when she authored – and the legislature enacted – a first-in-the-nation resolution urging the state’s publicly held companies to appoint more women to their boards of directors. The resolution endorsed research finding that companies with women on their boards perform better than those without, and encouraged corporations to add at least one and as many as three women to their boardrooms...

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