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Mayor Martin Walsh, joined by over 100 Boston-area businesses, signed the Boston Women’s Workforce Councils 100% Talent Compact.

Women's Workforce Council

Our mission is to close the gender wage gap and remove the visible and invisible barriers for working women.

 Mayor Martin Walsh, joined by over 100 Boston area businesses, signed the Boston Women’s Workforce Councils 100% Talent Compact.
Mayor Martin Walsh, joined by over 100 Boston area businesses, signed the Boston Women’s Workforce Council's 100% Talent Compact.

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.
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Women's Workforce Council 2016 Report

We released a report detailing our efforts to address the wage gap in Boston.

Download the 2016 report

About the Women's Workforce Council

The council is a public-private collaboration between the City of Boston and Boston University.

100% Talent: The Boston women's compact

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.

Join the 100% Talent Compact

Compact Signers

A - C
Abt Associates
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Allen & Gerritsen
Alosa Health
American Student Assistance
Arlington Advisory Partners
Associated General Contractors of Mass
Atwater Wealth Management
Authentic Leadership Institute
Babson College
BBK Worldwide
Bentley University
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
BJ's Wholesale Club
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Hills Bank
Bon Me
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Museum
Boston Common Asset Management
The Boston Debate League
Boston Financial Data Services
The Boston Foundation
Boston Magazine
Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
The Boston Newspaper Guild
Boston Private
Boston Public Market
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Brunner Communications
BSC Group
C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.
Cambridge College
Cantina Consulting
Capital W
Carlton PR & Marketing
The Castle Group
Celticare Health
Center for Women & Enterprise
Charles Group Consulting
Charlestown Nursery School
The Chiofaro Company
City Fresh Foods
City of Boston
City Point Partners LLC
Colette Phillips Communications
The Commonwealth Institute
Commodore Builders
Community Resources for Justice
Consigli Construction
Crestwood Advisors
Cruz Companies
CTP (Conover Tuttle Pace)
D - L
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Dancing Deer
Dec-Tam Corp
Dimagi, Inc.
The Dimock Center
Done Right Building Services
Dunkin Brands
Eastern Bank
EBS Capstone
Elaine Construction
Elkus Manfredi Architects
EMC Corporation
Families for Excellent Schools
FamilyID, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank Boston
Finagle A Bagel
Flybridge Capital Partners
Forefront Executive Search
Girl Scouts of Eastern MA
Goodwin Procter LLP
Goody Clancy
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Greater Boston Food Bank
Green City Growers
Green Schools
The Greenly Group
GZA Geo Environmental, Inc.
Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. (HMMH)
Harvard Pilgrim
Hill Holliday
Hollister Staffing
The Home for Little Wanderers
Howard Stein Hudson
HUB International New England
Innovation Nights, LLC
Inspiration Zone, LLC
The Institute for a Competitive Inner City
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Iron Mountain
JCB Golf, Inc.
Jewish Vocational Service
John Hancock
Jumpstart for Young Children
Justice Resource Institute
JustJump Marketing
Kelley Chunn & Associates
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Kerafast, Inc.
Lantern Financial, LLC
Light Effect Farms
Lindsay Hill Design
Lois L. Lindauer Searches
M - Y
MA Women's Political Caucus
Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Mass Tech Collaborative
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Massachusetts Business Roundtable
Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
MORE Advertising
Morgan Memorial Goodwill
Morgan Stanley
National Grid
Neighborhood Health Plan
New England Baptist Hospital
Nitsch Engineering
Northeast HR Association (NEHRA)
Nuestra Comunidad
The Partnership
PH Douglas & Associates
PharmaLogics Recruiting
Pinck & Co, Inc.
The Pine Street Inn
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Quality Interactions, Inc.
Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Roxbury Tech
Sanborn, Head & Associates
Second Time Around
SEIU 888
Shawmut Design and Construction
Shorelight Education
Simmons College
Sixt Rent a Car
Social Finance
St. Anthony Shrine
Staples, Inc.
Suffolk Construction
Suffolk University
Sun Life Financial
Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
Tech Networks of Boston
Tokai Pharmaceuticals
Top It Off
Trillium Asset Management, LLC
Tufts Health Plan
Turningpoint Communications
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB)
Verc Car Rental
Version 2.0 Communications
The WAGE Project
Weber Shandwick
Webster Bank
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheelock College
Willis Towers Watson
Woodard & Curran New England
WORK, Inc.
YMCA of Greater Boston
YW Boston

Meet the council

  • 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