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Women’s Advancement

Our mission is to promote gender equity by empowering women and removing systemic barriers to their advancement.

What our work includes:

Representing Boston's Women

Honorees were nominated by Boston residents for their commitment and dedication to their community, neighborhood, and workplace.

Meet last year's honorees


2024 Multilingual Application


Menstrual Equity Pilot

FREE menstrual pads and tampon dispensers are available in all female, male and gender neutral bathrooms at an initial six BPL branches: Brighton, Codman Square, East Boston, North End, Mattapan, and Roxbury. 

view press release

Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Grant Application

Applications are now open for the The Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement Healthy Pregnancies and Births Grant (HPB). Responses are due January 19, 2024 at 5:00pm.

Looking for Childcare?
Visit the Office of Early Childhood for all childcare progams:
Childcare Information
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