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

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 three priority areas:
  1. Economic equity
  2. Health and safety
  3. Data and research
Some of our work includes:
  • Research on paid parental leave and childcare affordability
  • A multi-pronged approach to closing the gender wage gap
  • Reducing the demand for sex trafficking in the City of Boston
  • Creating specific programming for women entrepreneurs

Stay Connected

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

News and Announcements

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
Dr. Jessie Gideon Garnett
Mar 8

Meet Jessie Gideon Garnet, Boston's first black woman dentist

Archives and Records Management
Florida Ruffin Ridley, courtesy of Wikimedia Comons
Feb 27

Meet Florida Ruffin Ridley, a renaissance woman

Archives and Records Management

Boston Women's Memorial

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