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MassGAP -
Moving Women Forward

The Massachusetts Government Appointments Project (MassGAP) was founded in 2002 as a bi-partisan coalition of women’s groups whose purpose is to increase the number of women appointed by the new governor to senior-level cabinet positions, agency heads and selected authorities and commissions in the Commonwealth. The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) is the Lead Sponsor of this coalition.

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Lead Sponsor:

The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus

Silver Sponsor:

Jobin-Leeds Partnership for Democracy and Education
WTS - Boston Chapter


Barbara Lee
Liz Levin


Bingham McCutchen


“MassGAP has come to appreciate that vigilance is the price to be paid for lasting gains in women's appointments. I commend you and those who share our goals for committing to a sustained effort to maintain a talent pipeline and keep a high profile among appointing authorities.”

-Suzanne M. Bump, State Auditor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

“MassGAP represents a broad community of diverse women who share the common goal of advancing women in government and on boards where they can make meaningful contributions that benefit everybody. Having supported the MassGAP initiative since its beginning in 2002, I have seen and experienced firsthand, the collective benefit to those whose appointments have been aided by MassGAP and to those who contribute to its success. It is a great model that has also been adopted and adapted by transportation leaders in other parts of the country and I am proud to be a part of it here in Massachusetts.”

-Jacki Wilkins, Past President, WTS Boston

“Without MassGAP's support I would not have been appointed as Highway Commissioner. MassGAP vouched for my credentials, putting the power of its organization behind me and getting me the critical exposure I needed to compete for the job. MassGAP gives hope to all professional women who aspire to contribute to public service.”

-Luisa Paiewonsky,Commissioner, Massachusetts Highway Department


May 3, 2011

University of Massachusetts Trustee and Office of State Auditor Positions Available

MassGAP needs your help now in recruiting women to be considered for key positions in government. There's no time to waste!

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April 5, 2011

Mass Government Appointment Project (MassGAP) Praises Governor Patrick's Appointees to Parole Board

Three of four picks are women, and represent MassGAP's goal, securing high-level state positions for women.

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March 2011

New Positions in the Commonwealth

Governor Patrick continues to welcome the assistance MassGAP provides in recruiting women of talent for positions within our state government.

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December 2010

Amy Burke Appointed Executive Director of Massachusetts Government Appointments Project.

Will work to bring more women into senior-level policy and management positions in state government

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The Women's Campaign Forum released a new report titled:

Unlocking the Cabinet: Where Women Stand in State Appointments and Where We Need Them To Go.

Click here to view a copy of the report

Click here to view an article in The Boston Herald which discusses the report.


 Current Open Positions

To see a list of current open positions, please click here.