Seattle Chapter Event - Sponsored by Perkins Coie

Seattle Chapter Event - Sponsored by Perkins Coie

Mark your Calendar: February 27, 2019 Meeting

The Impacts of California’s Mandate to Include Women on Boards

February 27, 2019, 5:30-8:00 p.m. PST

Perkins Coie

On September 30, 2018, California passed a law mandating the inclusion of women on certain public company boards. The first of its kind in the United States, the measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the end of next year. Companies would need up to three female directors by the end of 2021, depending on the number of board seats.

Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire, CEO of 2020 Women on Boards and author of The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors, initiated and led the team of National Association of Women Business Owners – California which sponsored this initiative. She will provide us a behind the scenes look at how the bill came about, what it took to draft it, the process as it moved through the legislature and the efforts to garner support.  She will be joined by governance expert Stewart Landefeld of Perkins Coie, who will discuss the potential legal challenges and implications for boards now and in the future.  In addition, we plan to invite a number of current nominating and governance chairs to join roundtable discussions further exploring the effects of this landmark legislation. 

2/27/2019 5:30 PM - 2/27/2019 8:00 PM
Perkins Coie 1201 3rd Ave Suite 4900, Seattle, WA 98101 UNITED STATES

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