Boston Women's Workforce Council
About the council
The Boston Women's Workforce Council is a public-private partnership between Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Greater Boston business community.
We work with businesses in the Greater Boston area to:
- close the gender-based pay gaps
- remove the visible and invisible barriers to women’s advancement, and
- ensure that 100% of the talent pool is used to make Boston the best area in the country for working women.
100% Talent: The Boston women's compact
The Boston Women's Workforce Council oversees the 100% Talent Compact, an employer pledge to take concrete, measurable steps toward closing the gender gaps in wages and representation in their companies. To help us measure our collective progress, businesses also provide employee demographic and salary data anonymously every two years.
As of January 2019, more than 250 businesses have taken the pledge, including five Fortune 500 companies. The companies listed below have signed the 100% Talent Compact. They're helping make Greater Boston the premier workplace for women in America by closing the gender gaps in wages and representation. They're also removing the visible and invisible barriers to women's advancement.
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
- Kara Miller, Director, Babson Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab
- Mim Minichiello, President, Employee Benefits, New England, HUB International
- Nora Moreno Cargie, President, Tufts Health Plan Foundation
- Maureen Mulkerrin, Independent Consultant
- Katy O'Neil, Vice President of Business Development and Client Relations Northeast, Suffolk Construction
- Tracy Palandjian, CEO & Co-Founder, Social Finance
- Zorica Pantic, President, Wentworth Institute of Technology
- Pam Randhawa, CEO & Founder, Empiriko
- Bob Rivers, President & CEO, Eastern Bank
- Micho Spring, President, New England, Weber Shandwick
- Jennifer Springer, General Counsel, SEIU Local 888
- 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.
The Boston Women's Workforce Council honors a select number of persons who have contributed in a variety of ways to the growth and development of the council over many years.
Wendy Zinn, Vice President, Academic Advancement and Partnerships, YMCA - Boston
Paula Johnson, President, Wellesley College