Check out the latest news, coalition updates, and developments regarding An Act to Ensure Gender Parity on Public Boards and Commissions (H.2711 | S.1878)
On March 3, 2021 nearly 100 individuals gathered over Zoom to hear from leaders and advocates across the state of Massachusetts to hear about the urgency of Parity on Boards brought to you by the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition, the Massachusetts Commission on...read more
Representation won’t improve unless public boards commit to fostering inclusive workplaces that can support these diverse candidates and unless these candidates of diverse backgrounds answer the call to serve.read more
Joining a public board or commission is one way to use your knowledge and experience towards greater social justice, while gaining new skills and connections that can help advance your career.read more
On October 28, 2019, less than a month after receiving a hearing in front of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, YW Boston’s Parity on Board legislation received a favorable report out of committee. The bill, now known as An Act to...read more
On October 2, 2019, The Parity on Board Coalition took to the State House to testify before the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight in favor of An Act to ensure gender parity on public boards and commissions (H.2711/S.1878). The Parity on...read more
By Beth Chandler, President & CEO of YW Boston Studies predict that by the year 2045 there will be no racial or ethnic majority in the United States. Some argue this will happen even sooner. More than ever, leaders across the state are recognizing the importance...read more
On Tuesday, March 20th, YW Boston announced its support of ensuring gender parity on public boards and commissions during an event at the Massachusetts State House. YW Boston President and CEO, Beth Chandler, spoke alongside Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad,...read more
On Tuesday, March 20, 2019, YW Boston announced its support of ensuring gender parity on public boards and commissions in Massachusetts. Beth Chandler, YW Boston President and CEO, spoke at the State House alongside Speaker Pro Tempore Patricia Haddad, Senator Jason...read more
On Thursday, May 16th, YW Boston, in partnership with the Eos Foundation, held the event Parity On Board: Achieving diversity on Massachusetts public boards at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The event was an opportunity to learn about the research conducted...read more
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