Office of Women's Advancement

The Office of Women’s Advancement is an embodiment of Mayor Walsh’s commitment to promoting women in Boston. The Office provides a permanent, effective voice for all female residents of Boston by working inclusively with public, private, and non-profit partners on key issues that significantly affect women and girls.


To advance women toward full equality, and to promote equal rights and opportunities for all women and girls in Boston.


The Office promotes women’s equal participation, economic equity, and health and safety. Its activities center on three priorities:

  1. Researching, analyzing, and reporting on the status of women and girls in Boston.
  2. Closing the gender-based wage gap and increasing economic stability and prosperity to achieve economic equity.
  3. Eradicating violence against women in the form of human trafficking, domestic abuse, and sexual assault to ensure women's health and safety.

"When women succeed, Boston succeeds."
Mayor Martin Walsh

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