A recent survey by the Eos Foundation’s Women’s Power Gap Initiative found that more than half of the state’s boards and commissions are now being led by women.
In all, 28 of the state’s top 50 boards and commissions are now chaired by a woman, up from a paltry 17 when the foundation first began tracking representation in 2019.
“In three years, we’ve seen great strides for women overall and believe the (Gov. Charlie Baker) administration has been intentional in recruiting and appointing women to these influential positions,” Andrea Silbert, president of the Eos Foundation, told the State House News Service.
There is still, however, work to be done.
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