Women's Workforce Council
We work with businesses in the Greater Boston area to:
- eliminate the gender-based wage gap
- remove the visible and invisible barriers to women’s advancement, and
- ensure that 100% of the talent pool is used to make Boston the best area in the country for working women.
Hariri Institute for Computing
111 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215
We released a report detailing our efforts to address the wage gap in Boston.
The council is a public-private collaboration between the City of Boston and Boston University.
The compact is a first-in-the-nation, public-private partnership. Businesses pledge to take concrete, measurable steps to eliminate the wage gap in their company.
Businesses also report their progress and employee demographic and salary data anonymously every two years. More than 185 businesses have signed on, including three Fortune 500 companies, with new signers being added regularly.
The companies listed below have signed the 100% Talent Compact. They're helping make Greater Boston the premier workplace for women in America by closing the wage gap. They're also removing the visible and invisible barriers to women's advancement.
Meet the Team
- Cathy Minehan (Chair), Dean of the School of Management, Simmons College
- Evelyn Murphy (Chair), Ph.D, Economist, Author, Founder and President, WAGE Project, Inc.
- Dana Born, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
- Lisa Brothers, President and CEO, Nitsch Engineering
- Victoria Budson, Executive Director, Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School
- Megan Costello, Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Women Advancement at City of Boston
- Susan Cicco, Chief Human Resources Officer, MassMutual
- Jane Edmonds, Vice President for Programming and Community Outreach, Babson College
- Kelly Garvey Pellagrini, Co-Founder, Charlestown Nursery School
- Rita German, Community Engagement Program Manager, Corporate Responsibility, John Hancock
- Elizabeth Hoenscheid, CEO, Top it Off
- Kathy Horgan, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer, State Street
- Trish Karter, CEO, LightEffect Farms
- Janaki Kibe Stern, Assistant Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate group, Santander Bank
- Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Initiative on Cities, Boston University
- Kara Miller, Women Entrepreneurs Boston and Neighborhood Business Manager, City of Boston: Office of Business Development
- Mim Minichiello, President, Employee Benefits, New England, HUB International
- Maureen Mulkerrin, Vice President of Information Technology, Chief Information Officer, New England Baptist Hospital
- Katy O'Neil, Executive Vice President of Member Services, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
- Tracy Palandjian, CEO & Co-founder, Social Finance
- Zorica Pantic, President, Wentworth Institute of Technology
- Pam Randhawa, CEO & Founder, Empiriko
- Bob Rivers, President, Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Bank
- Micho Spring, President, New England, Weber Shandwick
- Jennifer Springer, General Counsel , SEIU Local 888, EVP-at-Large, Mass AFL-CIO
- Kimberly Steimle Vaughan, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief People Officer, Suffolk Construction Company Inc.
- Jeff Swartz, New England U.S. Private Wealth Management Regional Manager & Boston Complex Manager, Morgan Stanley
- Raquel Webster, Senior Counsel, National Grid
- Beth Williams, CEO and President, Roxbury Technology Corp
The Boston Women's Workforce Council honors a select number of persons who have contributed in a variety of ways to the growth and development of the council over many years.
Wendy Zinn, Vice President, Academic Advancement and Partnerships, YMCA - Boston
Paula Johnson, President, Wellesley College
Alison Quirk, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer, State Street Corporation