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|Watermark-UC Davis Partnership|
Since 2005, Watermark has partnered with the Graduate School of Management at the University of California-Davis to study the number women business leaders in California's 400 largest public companies. We use the results of this study part of our advocacy initiatives – and the results from Bay Area companies, in particular, for our Watermark Index.
“Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, the Assembly thereof concurring, that the Legislature acknowledges that the body of evidence to date concludes that companies perform better when their boards and executive leadership include women, and that the State of California has a significant stake in both protecting the shareholders of publicly traded companies, as well as setting policies that enable them to perform better.”
— California State Concurrent Resolution 62, approved by both Senate (Aug. 26,2013) and Assembly (September 12, 2013), prompted by the Watermark-UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders
Key findings from the 2015-2016 study include:
Our work with UC Davise provided research and data that led to the passage of Senate Concurrent Resolution 62 in August 2013, making California the first state in the U.S. to urge public companies to add more women to their corporate boards.
Archive: UC Davis Study of California Women Business Leaders