100% Talent: The Boston Women’s Compact

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The 100% Talent: The Boston Women’s Compact is a voluntary pledge that over 50 companies in Boston have signed to indicate their commitment to closing the gender wage gap in the workplace. By signing the Compact, employers commit to accomplishing the following three goals:

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GOAL 1: Understand the Root Causes of the Wage Gap

Employers commit to understanding the gender wage gap and the underlying causes that contribute to the gap.
Examples of Potential Measures by Employer:
  • Management review of the Council’s “Closing the Wage Gap” report

  • Employee access to the Council’s report and the Compact

  • Analysis of internal employment practices and data

  • Visible Management and Leadership engagement on the issue of wage equality, including attending conferences and/or meetings on the topic

  • Dedicated time/staff resources

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GOAL 2: Close the Gap

Employers commit to reviewing the evidence-based interventions in the Council’s report, conducting a self-assessment of any interventions they have already implemented internally, and implementing or undertaking to improve three interventions tailored to their workplace.
Examples of Potential Measures by Employer:
  • Assessment of Current State

  • Enhancements to Existing Interventions

  • Introduction of New Implemented Interventions

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GOAL 3: Evaluate Success

Employers commit to participating in a biennial review to discuss successes and challenges, as well as contributing data to a report compiled by a third party on the Compact’s success to date.

Employer-level data will not be identified in the report. The specific data to be reported will build on data already required by federal and state authorities and should not create an additional reporting burden.


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Program Participants

  • Employers who Participate in the Boston Women's Compact

    • Abt Associates

    • AIM

    • Allen & Gerritsen

    • Arrowstreet

    • Babson College

    • BBK Worldwide

    • Bentley University

    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

    • BJ's Wholesale Club

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

    • Boston Children's Hospital

    • Boston Children's Museum

    • Boston Financial Data Services

    • Boston Magazine

    • Boston Medical Center

    • The Boston Public Market

    • Bright Horizons Family Solutions

    • Brunner Communications

    • Cantina

    • Capital W

    • Care.com

    • Carlton PR & Marketing

    • Charles Group Consulting

    • Charlestown Nursery School

    • City of Boston

    • clypd

    • Colette Phillips Communications

    • Communispace

    • Conventures

    • Crestwood Advisors

    • Crittenton Women’s Union

    • Dancing Deer

    • Dunkin' Brands

    • Eastern Bank

    • EBS Capstone

    • Elkus Manfredi Architects

    • EMC Corporation

    • Empiriko

    • Eversource

    • FamilyID, Inc.

    • Fed Reserve Bank Boston

    • Fiksu

    • Finagle A Bagel

    • Girl Scouts of Eastern MA

    • Goodwin Procter LLP

    • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce

    • Greater Boston Food Bank

    • Green City Growers

    • Green Schools

    • GZA

    • Harvard Pilgrim

    • Hill Holliday

    • HouseWorks

    • HUB International New England

    • Innovation Nights, LLC

    • Iron Mountain

    • Jewish Vocational Service

    • JLL

    • John Hancock

    • Kerafast

    • Lantern Financial, LLC

    • Light Effect Farms

    • Lois L. Lindauer Searches

    • MA Women's Political Caucus

    • MASCO

    • Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    • Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance

    • Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

    • MassMutual

    • MIT

    • National Grid

    • Neighborhood Health Plan

    • New England Baptist Hospital

    • Northeast HR Association (NEHRA)

    • Nitsch Engineering

    • Nuestra Comunidad Development Company

    • Partners Healthcare

    • Putnam Investments

    • Raytheon

    • reacHIRE

    • Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

    • Roxbury Technology Corp

    • RSM

    • Second Time Around

    • SEIU Local 888

    • Shawmut Design & Construction

    • Shorelight Education

    • Simmons College

    • Staples

    • State Street

    • Suffolk Construction

    • Suffolk University

    • Tech Networks of Boston

    • The Boston Foundation

    • The Castle Group

    • The Chiofaro Company

    • The Commonwealth Institute

    • The Greenly Group

    • The Partnership

    • Tokai Pharmaceuticals

    • Top It Off

    • Tufts Health Plan

    • Vanesse Hagen Brustlin (VHB)

    • Version 2 Communications

    • Vertex Pharmaceuticals

    • Weber Shandwick

    • Wentworth Institute of Technology

    • Wheelock College

    • William Gallagher Associates Insurance

    • WillisTowersWatson

    • YMCA of Greater Boston

    • YWCA Boston