The historical development of gender diversity regulations on corporate boards illustrates a dynamic interplay between legislative action, societal values, and corporate governance practices. From the pioneering Norwegian model to the comprehensive approach of the European Union, these efforts collectively contribute to a global movement towards more inclusive, equitable, and diverse corporate leadership. As we move forward, the lessons learned from these historical developments will undoubtedly shape future strategies for achieving gender diversity in corporate governance, signalling a continued commitment to enhancing equity and representation in the corporate world.