Evelyn Murphy

Evelyn Murphy

Former Massachusetts Lt. Governor

Evelyn Murphy was the first woman to ever be elected to any Massachusetts statewide office, serving as Lieutenant Governor from 1987 to 1991. Murphy also served as Secretary of Environmental Affairs, and Secretary of Economic Affairs. 

Evelyn is currently Co-Chair of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council; Board Chair of the Get Konnected! Fund; Co-Chair of the Wage Equity Now coalition; Director of the Citizens Energy Corporation; and Trustee of the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund.

In 2003, Evelyn Murphy founded The WAGE Project, Inc. a nationwide grassroots nonprofit to eliminate the gender wage gap. WAGE’s salary negotiation workshops have generated 40,000 trainers who have reached over 10 million women.

She earned a BA in mathematics and Phd in economics from Duke University; and MA in economics from Columbia University. She is the recipient of 11 honorary degrees; the Distinguished Alumna of Duke University Graduate School; Lifetime Achievement Award, Boston Chamber of Commerce; and the author of ‘Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About it.’