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Massachusetts lawmakers send gender pay equity bill to Gov. Charlie Baker’s desk

MassLive, 7/23/16 Massachusetts lawmakers on Saturday unanimously approved legislation supporters say will close a gender wage gap and bring parity to what men and women are paid for work. Female workers in Massachusetts are paid an average of 82 percent of what their male counterparts make, supporters of the legislation say. The legislation, which updates […]

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Senate prepares to approve paid family leave bill

Boston Globe, 7/23/16 The Senate is expected Saturday to debate and approve a bill that would make Massachusetts one of the few states to require employers to offer paid time off to care for a newborn child or sick family member. The House isn’t expected to take up the legislation before lawmakers adjourn from formal […]

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Equal Pay Legislation Passes House, Headed To Conference

Politico, Massachusetts, 7/14/16 BOSTON — The House has unanimously passed legislation that seeks to reduce the wage gap between men and women. The measure passed by a vote of 158-0 and would make it illegal for employers to pay employees different wages because of their gender or pay employees less because of their gender. “We […]

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Pay Equity Bill A Long Time Coming, But May Soon Be Here

Boston Globe, Business, 7/13/16 A state equal pay bill took a key step forward Tuesday, bringing a legislative effort almost two decades in the making within striking distance of victory. The legislation, which would strengthen the 1945 statute that prohibits gender-based wage discrimination, emerged from a House committee in a form that should assuage many […]

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House Equal Pay Legislation Designed For Broad Appeal

Politico, Massachusetts, 7/11/16 BOSTON — As the legislative year wanes, the House is expected to take up equal pay legislation on Thursday. While the House language was not yet available late last week, those involved with negotiations say the bill will be amenable to all parties. It is currently being tweaked in the House Committee […]

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Legislature May Take Up Bill To Address Gender Wage Gap This Session

WGBH, Government, 7/8/16 House Speaker Robert DeLeo wants to bring an equal pay bill to the House floor next week that aims to narrow the wage gap between genders. The thinking behind the bill is that if women know what their male counterparts earn—and their employers know they know—the wage gap could begin to close. […]

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Family Leave, Wage Gap Must Also Be Atop Agenda

Boston Globe, Letters, 6/23/16 THE GLOBE’S take on the deserving bills in need of action this legislative session got many things right (“A wish list for Beacon Hill”). Energy bill — a must. Zoning reform — desperately needed. But the list was missing two important, high-profile bills: paid family leave and equal pay. As the […]

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Why VCs Aren’t Funding Women-led Startups

KNOWLEDGE@WHARTON, Technology, 5/24/16 What’s it like to be a female entrepreneur raising money in the male-dominated venture capital industry? It’s a question Katherine Hays, the co-founder and CEO of venture-backed Vivoom, an ad tech startup, is often asked. Hays led her first startup, Massive Incorporated, a video game advertising company, through several rounds of funding, […]

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Moving Up in the Workplace: A Women Take on Success

Bentley University PreparedU, 5/5/16  By Beth Monaghan I am a lot of things. I’m a CEO, an entrepreneur, a board member, a mother, a wife and a writer. I’m so many things that I frequently hear the question: “How do you do it all?” It’s meant to be a compliment, but it’s not. That type […]

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Alliance Board Member’s Company Highlighted for Leading on Paid Family Leave

US Department of Labor Blog, 3/9/16 Today, Vermont became the fifth state to pass paid sick leave legislation, joining Connecticut, California, Massachusetts, Oregon and 24 local jurisdictions now enjoying the many benefits of paid sick leave policies. The momentum behind paid sick time is part of a wave of family-friendly policies, including paid family and […]

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Advocating For Women’s Issues: Gender Equity, Paid Family Leave

Framingham Patch, News, 3/8/16 Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. The day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, but it also marks the need to take action and accelerate gender parity. Framingham’s State Senator Karen Spilka has been heralding women’s issues since she was first elected to the Massachusetts senate […]

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Why InkHouse Offers Paid Family Leave

InkHouse, Inklings Blog, 2/11/16 This morning I joined a panel that included representatives from Google, Spotify and Tamr to present toUS Labor Deputy Secretary Christopher Lu. We were there to provide the employer’s perspective about the value of paid family leave as a benefit to our employees. A big thank you to Senator Dan Wolf, […]

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Time to Accelerate Pace of Progress on Pay Equity

The Boston Globe, Letters to the Editor, 2/4/16 SHIRLEY LEUNG hit the nail on the head when she said that “if we are to make meaningful progress in closing the gender pay gap, we have to try something new” (“No unity on bill to grant women equality in pay,” Page A1, Jan. 29). It has […]

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Alliance Executive Director Speaks Out On Pay Equity

MeroWestDailyNews, News, 2/1/16 The state Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday to help close the pay gap between male and female workers in Massachusetts. The “act to establish pay equity” is built off a bill initially passed in 1945 to ensure that workers receive equal pay for equal work regardless of gender. Currently, women make […]

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Alliance Executive Director repsonds to Boston Herald article on Equal Pay

The Boston Herald, Letters to the Editor, 1/27/16 The Herald editorial argues that the current pay equity bill before the Senate is silly (“Pay bill overreaches,” Jan. 23). Allow me to offer a few responses to add to the levity: It is silly that the Herald questions the existence of a wage gap, turning a […]

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Time to Dismantle Boston’s Old Boy Network

NECN, As Seen On Air, 1/20/16 Alliance Board Members Donna Levin and Beth Monaghan, discuss why now is the time to break up Boston’s Old Boy’s Network.

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Alliance Featured in Boston Globe for Diverse Leadership Team

The Boston Globe, Metro, 1/14/16 I did a double-take reading Tuesday’s story on the exclusive, low-profile club of corporate bigs exerting outsized influence on state affairs. Had I stumbled upon “This Day In History” by mistake? But no, there it was, on the front page. Some wealthy chieftains — all but one of them white […]

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The crisis in nonprofit leadership

Alliance leader and Board member Alan D. Solomont, Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts, co-wrote the below article in the Boston Globe on November 20, 2015. Read the original story here. Nonprofits are the underappreciated engines of social change in our communities, making important contributions to early […]

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140 Top Business Leaders Agree on Clearing the Path for Women

Gathering at MIT on Wednesday, June 11, Boston business leaders from the banking, tech, service, biomedical, and many other sectors agreed that the time has come for action on closing the gender wage gap, and increasing the number of women on boards. Alliance leaders Jim Roosevelt, CEO of Tufts Health Plan, and Trish Karter, Co-founder […]

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