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Women’s Advancement

Women’s Advancement

We facilitate full and equal participation to support and enhance the quality of life for women and girls in the City of Boston.

Our office is an embodiment of Mayor Walsh’s commitment to advancing and supporting women in Boston. We provide a permanent, effective voice for all female residents of Boston by working inclusively with public, private, and non-profit partners on key issues that significantly affect women and girls.

Our mission is to advocate for equal opportunity for women in all arenas of our city. We provide educational opportunities for women that emphasize economic equality, and the health and safety of all women.

Megan Costello

Megan Costello
Megan is the Executive Director of the Office of Women's Advancement. She joined the Walsh Administration because her passion has always been to advance women in politics and government. Learn more about Megan.

Women's Advancement
1 City Hall Square
Room 804
Boston, MA 02201-2025
United States
Office hours
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phyllis Wheatley Statue

Boston Women's Memorial

The memorial is dedicated to three women who helped shape the City’s history.

News and Announcements

Mayor Walsh With the Office of Women's Advancement
Sep 13

Mayor Walsh announces fall series of free salary negotiation workshops

Mayor's Office
Womens Workforce Council
Aug 30

Mayor Walsh announces request for proposal for academic partner with the Boston Women's...

Mayor's Office
Mayor Walsh Announcing Wage Bill in 2014
Apr 3

Mayor Walsh Kicks-Off Free Salary Negotiation Workshop Blitz in Honor of Equal Pay Day

Women's advancement
Mayor Walsh Announcing Wage Bill in 2014
Mar 8

In Honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, Mayor Walsh...

Women's advancement