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Boston Women's Workforce Council

The Boston Women’s Workforce Council leads a unique public-private partnership between the Mayor’s Office and Boston employers. The council is dedicated to ending the gender and racial wage gap.

Boston University
Hariri Institute for Computing
111 Cummington Mall
Boston, MA 02215

About the council

The Boston Women's Workforce Council works with employers in Greater Boston to: 

  • measure and report on the racial and gender wage gap for Greater Boston 
  • remove the visible and invisible barriers to women’s advancement, and
  • ensure that 100 percent of the talent pool is used to make Boston the best area in the country for working women.

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BWWC 2019

100% Talent Compact

BWWC 100% Talent Compact

A dedicated group of employers in Greater Boston is tackling the persistent issue of the gender and racial wage gap by signing the 100% Talent Compact. They represent a wide swath of organizations, ranging in size and industry. These employers share a common goal: to make Boston the best place for working women. 

Commit to closing the gender and racial wage gap in your organization today. For more information, email For a complete list of 100% Talent Compact signers, visit the Boston Women's Workforce Council website

Meet the Council

Meet the Council
  • Cathy Minehan (Chair), Managing Director, Arlington Advisory Partners, LLC
  • Evelyn Murphy (Chair), Ph.D, Economist, Author, Founder and President, WAGE Project, Inc.
  • Dana Born, Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Lisa Brothers, President & CEO, Nitsch Engineering
  • Victoria Budson, Executive Director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Katie Burke, Chief People Officer, Hubspot
  • Beth Chandler, President & CEO, YW Boston
  • Susan Cicco, Chief Human Resources Officer & Head of Strategic Communications, MassMutual
  • Megan Costello, Student, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Jane Edmonds, Vice President for Programming and Community Outreach, Babson College
  • Kelly Garvey Pellagrini, Co-Founder, Charlestown Nursery School
  • Rita German, Community Investment Manager, John Hancock
  • Elizabeth Hailer, Executive Director, The Commonwealth Institute
  • Kathy Horgan, Chief Human Resources and Corporate Citizenship Officer, State Street
  • Trish Karter, CEO, Chabaso Bakery
  • Janaki Kibe Stern, Assistant Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Group, Santander Bank
  • Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Initiative on Cities, Boston University
  • Juliette Mayers, CEO, Inspiration Zone LLC 
  • Mim Minichiello, President, Employee Benefits, New England, HUB International 
  • Nora Moreno Cargie, PresidentTufts Health Plan Foundation
  • Katy O'Neil,  Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations Northeast, Suffolk Construction
  • Tracy Palandjian, CEO & Co-Founder, Social Finance 
  • Zorica Pantic, Past President, Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Pam Randhawa, CEO & Founder, Empiriko
  • Bob Rivers, President & CEO, Eastern Bank
  • Micho Spring, President, New England, Weber Shandwick
  • Kimberly Steimle Vaughan, Chief Marketing & People Officer, Suffolk Construction
  • Jeff Swartz, New England U.S. Private Wealth Management Regional Manager & Boston Complex Manager, Morgan Stanley
  • Raquel Webster, Senior Counsel, National Grid
  • Beth Williams, President & CEO, Roxbury Technology Corp.
In partnership with
The Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing