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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 educational 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

News and Announcements

Apr 3

Mayor Walsh, AAUW to host 14 free salary negotiation workshops to mark equal pay awareness week

Women's advancement
Mayor Walsh spoke at a wage gap press conference on January 5
Jan 5

First-of-its-kind report on Greater Boston gender wage gap released

Women's advancement
Mayor Walsh With the Office of Women's Advancement
Oct 4

Mayor Walsh Announces Second Annual WE BOS Week to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Mayor's Office
Mayor Walsh Gives Remarks at the Boston Women's Workforce Council at it's Second Annual Best Practices Conference
Sep 30

Boston Women's Workforce Council hosts second annual Best Practices Conference

Mayor's Office
Phyllis Wheatley Statue

Boston Women's Memorial

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