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Gaining Ground on Equal Pay

Empowering Boston's Women Through Salary Negotiation Workshops

Mayor Walsh addresses the panel.
A new report, Gaining Ground on Equal Pay: Empowering Boston's Women Through Salary Negotiation Workshops, provides a qualitative case study of working women who took part in salary negotiation workshops offered by the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement in partnership with the American Association of University Women.  The report finds many participants used their training to improve their own salary and advance gender equality in the workforce.
 
The report was presented at a forum new Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership.  Opening remarks were provided by: Paul S. Grogan, President & CEO, the Boston Foundation; Martin J. Walsh, Mayor, City of Boston; and Kimberly Churches, CEO, American Association of University Women.  
 
The report was presented by: Jecynta Azong, Ph.D., Research Associate, Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston; Ann Bookman, Ph.D., Director, Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston; and Christa Kelleher, Ph.D., Research & Policy Director, Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy, McCormack Graduate School at UMass Boston.
 
A panel discussion followed that was moderated by Evelyn F. Murphy, Founder & President, The WAGE Project, Inc.  Panelists included: Megan Costello, Executive Director, Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement, City of Boston; Kristina Desir, Program Manager, AAUW Work Smart in Boston; Betty Francisco, Co-Founder, Latina Circle; Founder & President, FitNation Ventures; and Jeff Swartz, Complex Manager, Morgan Stanley Boston.
 
Read the press release.