"(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.
The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the end of next year. Gov. Jerry Brown also approved legislation requiring smaller employers to provide sexual harassment training and banning secret settlements related to sexual assault and harassment."