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Mayor Walsh Launches Free Salary Negotiation Workshops for Women in Boston
September 28, 2015 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - Monday, September 28, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced a five-year partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to offer free salary negotiation workshops available to every woman in...
Mayor Walsh Lays Groundwork for Boston's Next Chapter in Chamber of Commerce Speech
September 24, 2015 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - Thursday, September 24, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today 
Mayor Walsh Signs Boston's First Ever Paid Parental Leave Policy
May 18, 2015 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - Monday, May 18, 2015—Mayor Martin J. Walsh today signed an ordinance establishing paid parental leave for City of Boston employees, Boston's first-ever Paid Parental Leave policy. The ordinance, which was proposed by Councilors ...
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Mayor Walsh Launches Photography Exhibition In City Hall In Honor Of Women's History Month
March 05, 2015 - Mayor's Office
In honor of Women’s History Month, Mayor Martin J. Walsh today joined the Office of Arts & Culture and the Office of Women’s Advancement in launching Lift/Women PowerLifters. This art display will feature the ex...
Mayor Walsh Presents 'Girls Make the City'
September 09, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON - On Sunday, September 7th, Mayor Walsh, the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, and the MIT Media Lab hosted Girls Make the City, an annual event that introduces 11 - 17 y...
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Statement of Mayor Martin J. Walsh On Supreme Court Decision on Abortion Clinic Buffer Zones
June 26, 2014 - Office of Women's Advancement
"I am extremely disappointed in the Supreme Court ruling today to overturn the buffer zone around health care facilities that provide abortion care. This law was passed with the support of law enforcement who wanted a strong mechanism fo...
Mayor Walsh Announces Formation of Office of Women's Advancement and Boston Women's Commission
June 11, 2014 - Office of Women's Advancement
BOSTON –Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the creation of the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, a department which will oversee and coordinate the Mayor’s initiatives to promote equal rights and equal economic, soci...
Mayor Walsh, Simmons College Announce Partnership and Further Success in the Work of the Boston Women's Workforce Council
May 15, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON—Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh convened the first meeting of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council under his Administration.  During today’s meeting, Mayor Walsh announced a newly-created partnership with the School of M...
Statement from Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Domestic Violence Legislation
April 09, 2014 - Mayor's Office
“I would like to thank and commend Speaker DeLeo and my former colleagues in the House of Representatives for passing comprehensive domestic violence legislation today. In Boston, there have been more than two thousand incidents of domestic ...
'Public Women, Private Lives' Exhibition Opens at Boston Public Library
March 03, 2014 - Library
The exhibition Public Women, Private Lives opens at the Boston Public Library’s Copley Square location on Friday, March 7, and runs through May 30 this year. March is Women’s History Month and the exhibition celebrates disting...
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