California is the first US state to require that women be represented on corporate boards. Several European countries have similar laws or guidelines, following the lead of Norway, which a decade ago required all companies to have at least 40 percent women on their boards.
Many well known people like, the CEO of Apple and Starbucks, get up at 4 am. Every one of these folks choose different activities. Some work out, catch up on email, or meditate. But, they are all trying to escape interruptions.