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Boston Women's Workforce Council

The Boston Women's Workforce Council's mission is to close the gender pay gaps. We're working with the business community to remove the visible and invisible barriers for working women.

You can learn more about the Council's work below. Have questions? Please contact us at or call (617) 358-8517

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

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.

visit our website 

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100% Talent: The Boston women's compact

Equity is a competitive edge. Commit to closing the gender wage gap in your company 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

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.


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 
  • Alison Quirk