Women’s Power Gap

The goal of the Eos Women’s Power Gap is to dramatically increase the number of women from a diverse set of backgrounds in leadership positions across all sectors in Massachusetts. We will achieve this through targeted research and gender and racial parity campaigns focused on the government, private and non-profit sectors.

After examining the data on women’s leadership in Massachusetts, Eos has found that the state is experiencing a backslide in the number of women leaders in several critical sectors. At the same time, in conversations with those in powerful positions, the perception is that the state is a leader in diversity.

We launched the Women’s Power Gap in 2015 to call attention to the data on women’s leadership in Massachusetts and use that data to dramatically increase the number of women in these positions across all sectors and industries. In 2017, the Women’s Power Gap documented the marked decrease of women leaders among our ten state university presidents from five out of ten in 2007 to zero in 2017.

Thank you to our Women’s Power Gap Partners and Affiliates