Several U.S. states are working to track (and require, in the case of California) female representation on boards of companies based in and/or doing business in their states.

This move by New York State is one of the latest. The new law mandates a study of the proportion of female members on the boards of corporations authorized to do business in New York.  To implement the study, the law requires corporations to report the number of directors sitting on their boards and to indicate how many of the directors are women.

A&M's Women's Leadership Connection continues to monitor these developments and encourages you to read about them here.