Some 165 California-based publicly traded companies without any female directors will have to find one or more by the end of 2019 under a bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown.

The push to get more women in the boardroom doesn't stop there. The law requires a company with five directors to have at least two female members by 2021. If a board has six or more directors, three will have to be womena threshold many of the state's giants, including Facebook Inc. and Tesla Inc., don't currently meet.

Among the all-male boards, though, most are much smaller. Many are in the technology and biotechnology industries.

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