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Women’s Advancement

Our mission is to promote gender equity by empowering women and removing systemic barriers to their advancement.

The Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement facilitates full and equal participation of women and girls to support and enhance their quality of life in the City of Boston.

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

Who we are

What we do:

The Office of Women's Advancement 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.

We focus on FOUR priority areas:
  1. Economic equity
  2. Safety
  3. Empowerment and Representation
  4. Health
Some of our work includes:
  • Research on paid parental leave and childcare
  • A first-in-the-nation approach to closing the gender wage gaps
  • Reducing the demand for sex-buying and trafficking 
  • Creating specific programming for women entrepreneurs
Read about us on Medium
We dive into deeper detail about our work through our Medium account.
Read Boston Women

Stay Connected

Monthly updates on events and information important to women and allies in Boston.

News and Announcements

TaniaDelRio Headshot
May 15

Tania Del Rio named executive director of Women's Advancement

Women's Advancement
May 1

Boston girls invited to BCYF citywide Girls Summit on Saturday, May 12

Boston Centers for Youth and Families
Sarah Fuller at age 33, Horace Mann School photographs, Collection 0420.047, Boston City Archives
Mar 16

Sarah Fuller: early deaf education advocate

Archives and Records Management
Mar 9

Firsts from the women of the City Council

City Council

Boston Women's Memorial

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