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Last updated: 10/29/18

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 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.

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 Mayor Martin Walsh, joined by over 100 Boston area businesses, signed the Boston Women’s Workforce Councils 100% Talent Compact.
Mayor Martin Walsh, joined by over 100 Boston area businesses, signed the Boston Women’s Workforce Council's 100% Talent Compact.

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 October 2018, 225 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.

Join the 100% Talent Compact
Equity is a competitive edge. Commit to closing the gender wage gap in your company today.

Compact Signers

A - D
Abt Associates
Acadian Asset Management
Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.
Allen & Gerritsen
Alliance for Business Leadership
Alosa Health
American Student Assistance
Arlington Advisory Partners
Associated General Contractors of Mass
Associated Industries of Massachusetts
Atwater Wealth Management
Authentic Leadership Institute
Babson College
BBK Worldwide
Bentley University
BJ's Wholesale Club
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue Hills Bank
Bond Brothers
Bon Me
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston Children's Museum
The Boston Club
Boston Common Asset Management
Boston Community Capital
The Boston Debate League
The Boston Foundation
Boston Harbor Now
Boston Magazine
Boston Medical Center
Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
The Boston Newspaper Guild
Boston Private
Boston Public Market
The Broad Institute
Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Brunner Communications
BSC Group
C4 Therapeutics
C.E. Floyd Company, Inc.
Cambridge College
Cambridge Innovation Center
Cantina Consulting
The Capital Network
Carlton PR & Marketing
The Castle Group
Celticare Health
Center for Women & Enterprise
Charles Group Consulting
Charlestown Nursery School
The Chiofaro Company
City Fresh Foods
City of Boston
City Point Partners LLC
Colette Phillips Communications
The Commonwealth Institute
Commodore Builders
Community Resources for Justice
Consigli Construction
Crane Currency
Crestwood Advisors
Cruz Companies
CTP (Conover Tuttle Pace)
Cushman & Wakefield
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Dancing Deer
D - M
Dec-Tam Corp
Dimagi, Inc.
The Dimock Center
Done Right Building Services
Dunkin Brands
Eastern Bank
Elaine Construction
Elkus Manfredi Architects
EMC Corporation
Families for Excellent Schools
FamilyID, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank Boston
Fennick McCredie Architecture Ltd.
Finagle A Bagel
Flybridge Capital Partners
Forefront Executive Search
Fort Point Associates
Girl Scouts of Eastern MA
Globalization Partners
Goodwin Procter LLP
Goody Clancy
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Greater Boston Food Bank
Green City Growers
Green Schools
The Greenly Group
GZA Geo Environmental, Inc.
Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. (HMMH)
Harvard Pilgrim
Hill Holliday
Hollister Staffing
The Home for Little Wanderers
Howard Stein Hudson
HUB International New England
Initiative for Competitive Inner City
Innovation Nights, LLC
Inspiration Zone, LLC
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Institute for Nonprofit Practice
Iron Mountain
Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
JCB Golf, Inc.
Jewish Vocational Service
John Hancock
Jumpstart for Young Children
Justice Resource Institute
JustJump Marketing
Kelley Chunn & Associates
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Kerafast, Inc.
League of Allies
Leers Weinzapfel Associates
Liberty Square Group
Light Effect Farms
Lindsay Hill Design
Lois L. Lindauer Searches
MA Women's Political Caucus
Margulies Perruzzi Architects
Mass Tech Collaborative
Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Massachusetts Business Roundtable
Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
M - Z
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
MORE Advertising
Morgan Memorial Goodwill
Morgan Stanley
National Grid
Neighborhood Health Plan
New England Baptist Hospital
The New England Council
Nitsch Engineering
Northeast HR Association (NEHRA)
Nuestra Comunidad
Partners Healthcare
The Partnership
PH Douglas & Associates
PharmaLogics Recruiting
Pinck & Co, Inc.
The Pine Street Inn
Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP
Project 99
Putnam Investments
Quality Interactions, Inc.
Rasky Partners
Rhino Public Relations
Roll In
Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Sanborn, Head & Associates
SEIU 888
SGH Engineering
Shawmut Design and Construction
She Geeks Out
Shorelight Education
Simmons College
Social Finance
Soofa/Changing Environments
St. Anthony Shrine
Staples, Inc.
State Street
Suffolk Construction
Suffolk University
Sun Life Financial
Sustainability Roundtable, Inc.
Taj Boston
Tech Networks of Boston
TiE Boston
Top It Off
Trillium Asset Management, LLC
Trinity Building
Triverus Consulting
The Trustees
Tufts Health Plan
Turningpoint Communications
Vanasse Hangen Brustlin (VHB)
Version 2.0 Communications
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
The WAGE Project
Weber Shandwick
Webster Bank
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Willis Towers Watson
WORK, Inc.
Year Up
YMCA of Greater Boston
YW Boston

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
  • Megan Costello, Student, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Susan Cicco, Chief Human Resources Officer & Head of Strategic Communications, MassMutual
  • 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 Hoenscheid, CEO, Top it Off Accessories
  • Kathy Horgan, Chief Human Resources and Corporate Citizenship Officer, State Street
  • Trish Karter, CEO, Chabaso Bakery
  • Janaki Kibe Stern, Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager, Santander Bank
  • Katharine Lusk, Executive Director, Initiative on Cities, Boston University
  • Kara Miller, Director, Babson Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab
  • Mim Minichiello, President, Employee Benefits, New England, HUB International 
  • Maureen Mulkerrin, Independent Consultant
  • Katy O'Neil, Vice President, Business Development & Client Relations, 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 
  • Alison Quirk, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources and Citizenship Officer, State Street Corporation