State’s women on boards law faces legal challenge | News

Something new happened in boardrooms across California last year: More women joined the governing bodies of public companies than men, according to a recent report from California Partners Project, a statewide organization that advocates for gender equity.

The shift has been noticeable since California passed a law in 2018 requiring at least one woman on the board of each publicly traded company with headquarters in California. Since then, the share of seats held by women has climbed from 15.5 percent to 29 percent in just three years, according to the project’s findings.

But supporters say a legal challenge may slow