4th Annual Effective Practices Conference: Advancing Women to the C-Suite

4th Annual Effective Practices Conference: Advancing Women to the C-Suite

Led by a call to action by our keynote speaker, Mayor Walsh, we covered a lot of ground at our 4th annual Effective Practices Conference earlier this month. From the importance of male allies to the gratitude we have for all of the change we are making together, the room was filled with a lot of energy and engaging roundtable discussions. Check out our highlights below:

Boston’s commitment to equal pay for women

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“In 2014, we had 38 companies committed to the 100% Talent Compact. Today, that number is 250. That’s a huge percentage of our workforce committing to include their wage data in our analysis and promote and retain more women.”

Mayor Martin J Walsh, Effective Practices Conference


Year in Review

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“Women as well as men need to see this an imperative issue, together.”

Cathy Minehan, BWWC Co-Chair

BWWC co-chair, Cathy Minehan, reminded us all we have learned 2018, and our ambitious agenda for 2019. You can view her presentation slides below:


Key takeaways

Employers had great conversations on how to advance women in the workplace. The room was engaged, encouraged, and energized to take their learnings back to their own workplaces.

In summary, some key takeaways:

  • Women are not being promoted to leadership/senior roles enough, but when they are, they add a wider perspective and can see holistic risks;

  • Since signing the 100% Talent compact, some companies have seen an increase in diversity;

  • Having an impact as early as possible in women’s careers is critical.

Read the full summary of discussion notes and check out other resources below:

Breakout Discussion Notes

Breakout Discussion Notes

Become a 100% Talent Compact Signer

Become a 100% Talent Compact Signer

Salary Negotiation Workshops in Greater Boston

Salary Negotiation Workshops in Greater Boston

Watch the full event on YouTube


Join us January 2019

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January 31st: Welcome the new year with us at our Q1 Briefing and Ideathon!

Hear from founders of technology companies; collaborate with HR companies, software developers, and more and gain a deeper understanding of tech solutions for your workplace! No tech backgrounds necessary!


In partnership with

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For questions, comments, or feedback, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at team@bostonwomensworkforcecouncil.org.

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Q1 Briefing: HR Technologies Changing the Workplace for the Better

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4th Annual Effective Practices Conference: 2018 Highlights by Cathy Minehan

4th Annual Effective Practices Conference: 2018 Highlights by Cathy Minehan