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Women’s Advancement

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

Our office embodies Mayor Walsh’s commitment to advance and support women in Boston. We focus on three priority areas: economic equity, safety, and empowerment. 

Some of our work includes:
  • a first-in-the-nation approach to closing the gender pay gaps
  • reducing demand for sex-buying and trafficking
  • programming for women entrepreneurs, and
  • research on supports for the childcare workforce and childcare access and affordability.
Women's Advancement
1 City Hall Square
Room 804
Boston, MA 02201-2025
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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

Mayor Walsh unveiled the Lactation Room at City Hall
Mar 11

Public lactation room unveiled at Boston City Hall

Women's Advancement
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Feb 25

2019 annual census released, including study on childcare

Mayor's Office
Milliners making wire hat frames at the Trade School for Girls, circa 1914, Collection 0420.041, Trade School for Girls lantern slides, Boston City Archives
Feb 25

Women's History Month: Documenting women's lives at the City Archives

Archives and Records Management
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Jan 16

Mayor Walsh challenges Trump administration's changes to Title IX

Women's Advancement

Boston Women's Memorial

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