April 29, 2021
California corporations made some progress in adding women to their boards last year, but still have a long way to go. That’s the finding of a new report from the Diligent Institute, which according to its bio was founded in 2018 “to offer a global perspective on corporate boardroom practices.”
While the report contains international findings, it paid special attention to California, which in 2018 passed a law requiring that publicly traded corporations headquartered in California have at least one woman on their board by the end of 2019, with some corporations required to have two women on their board by the end of 2021.
Andrew Sheeler, Reporter, The Sacramento Bee, Commentary
Kira Ciccarelli is the Lead Research Specialist of the Diligent Institute, the modern governance think tank and global research arm of Diligent Corporation. In her role, Kira researches and produces high-level modern governance reports, blog articles and podcasts designed to inform director decision-making and highlight best practices.
Before joining Diligent, Kira worked in a variety of data-driven research roles, including analyzing global aid funds to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and compiling a meta-analysis of political experimental findings for the Analyst Institute. She holds a BA in Public Policy from the College of William & Mary.