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Closing the wage gap in Boston

Boston has taken a major step toward Mayor Tom Menino’s vision for the city to become the best in the United States for working women by closing the wage gap: Business leaders gathered earlier this week to sign 100% Talent: The Boston Women’s Compact.

Early signers include State Street Corporation, Raytheon, Partners Healthcare, Suffolk Construction, National Grid, Hill Holliday, Blue Cross Blue Shield, BJ’s Wholesale, Putnam Investments and many other enterprises large and small. What these businesses that drive our economy know is that effectively managing their talent and leveraging their human capital through the hiring, retention, and advancement of women is not only the right thing to do, but also is good business.

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