MA Public Boards & Commissions

In Massachusetts, Women and people of color represent 51.5% and nearly 30%, respectively, of the state’s population. In 2019, our research established a baseline of gender and racial representation among 50 prominent public boards and commissions.

Updated 2021 data show:

  • Progress for white women as board chairs – 34% to 44%
  • Progress for men of color as chief executives – 5% to 10%
  • But, no progress for women of color

There is an urgent need for data transparency to drive progress. Download findings and reports below, and learn more about the Parity on Board Coalition’s efforts to support legislative solutions here.



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