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A bill signed into law this week by Gov. Jerry Brown has made gender diversity on company boards not just a moral issue, but a legal one for companies in California.

Companies headquartered in the Golden State will need to have at least one woman on their board by 2019. Larger boards will be required to have more women, two out of five or three out of seven directors, and be given until 2021 to comply.

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Caroline Spiezio

Caroline covers the intersection of tech and law for Corporate Counsel. She's based in San Francisco. Find her on Twitter @CarolineSpiezio.

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