AAUW Work Smart in Boston

5/10/2018 281 Huntington Avenue Administrative Offices Conference Rooms

The Huntington Theatre Company is proud to be supporting Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s pay equity model by serving as a host for the Work Smart in Boston program.

Work Smart in Boston is a grassroots salary negotiation workshop program provided in partnership by Mayor Martin J. Walsh via the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement at the City of Boston and the American Association of University Women (AAUW). These FREE workshops teach women how to determine their market worth based on their skills, experience, performance, qualifications, and responsibilities on the job.

The Boston Women's Workforce Council, a public-private partnership between Mayor Walsh and 222 Greater Boston businesses, analyzes actual aggregate wage data from employers to measure the Greater Boston gender wage gap. The 2017 sample represented 16% of the workforce. The data showed that women working full-time in the Boston area are paid, on average, $0.76 to a male's $1.00. Even worse, black women are making $0.52 and Latina women $0.49. The full report can be found at

The Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement has implemented a multi-pronged approach to closing the gender wage gap and these salary negotiation workshops are a key component.


About Top Girls

Career-driven Marlene has just landed the top job at a London employment agency over a male colleague. To celebrate, she hosts a lavish dinner with a group of famous and adventurous historical women who cheer the successes and bemoan the sacrifices required to be a “top girl” in a man’s world. Caryl Churchill’s groundbreaking masterpiece, originally a rebuke of Margaret Thatcher’s England in the 1980s, remains as relevant and powerful today.

Approximate run time: Top Girls plays in approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

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See Top Girls & enjoy dinner at MIDA for only $99!
This package includes a three course meal and a glass of wine at MIDA, and a ticket to Top Girls. Use code MIDA at check out to redeem this offer.

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