AGC Participates as Thought Leader for Boston Women's Workforce 2nd Annual Best Practices Conference

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October 12, 2016

On Friday, September 30, 2016 Mayor Marty Walsh, Cisco's Shari Slate & the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement along with 20 area CEO’s and 200 participants gathered at the Omni Parker House for the second annual Best Practices conference hosted by the Boston Women’s Workforce Council. The conference featured roundtable discussions about best practices to close the gender wage gap, hosted by CEOs of Compact signing companies and facilitated by knowledge partners at McKinsey.

AGC MA (A compact signing company) President & CEO Bob Petrucelli led an engaging round table conversation with participants, including Stacy Roman (Commodore Builders), Chair of the new AGC MA Building Women in Construction Committee.

Topics discussed included: Barriers to advancement of women in construction firms; Best practices to promoting gender equity in the industry; Where gender and pay equity is most evident; Identifying most blatant and/or unintended biases; and examples of women as mentors.

The Boston Women’s Workforce Council is a public-private partnership between the City of Boston and Simmons College School of Management. Originally formed in April 2013, its mission is to close the gender wage gap and remove the visible and invisible barriers to women’s advancement in today’s working world. The Council; comprised of leaders in the private sector, academia, non-profit organizations, and labor unions, works with businesses in the Greater Boston area to ensure that 100% of the talent pool is used to make Boston the premier place for working women. Cathy E. Minehan, former Dean of the Simmons College School of Management, and Evelyn Murphy, President of The WAGE Project, are the Council's Co-Chairs.

The bulk of the Council’s work focuses on 100% Talent: The Boston Women’s Compact. The Compact is a first-in-the-nation, public-private partnership in which businesses pledge to take concrete, measurable steps to eliminate the wage gap in their company and to report their progress and employee demographic and salary data anonymously every two years. Over 160 businesses have signed on so far, including Fortune 500 companies, with new Signatories being added regularly.

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