As part of Women's History Month, Ayanna and fellow Councilor Michelle Wu made a point to honor the women who have served on the Boston City Council. The Dorchester Reporter covered the effort:
Honoring the pioneering women of the Boston City Council
By Lauren Dezenski
March 25, 2015
When school children come through City Hall on a tour of the fifth floor, many of them stop in the lobby of the entrance to the City Council offices to gaze at the photos of Council presidents along the wall. Often, says Councillor Ayanna Pressley, they ask: “Where are the women?”
In its 106-year history, only ten women have served on the City Council, and just two of them have their pictures on the lobby’s wall of presidents.
On Wednesday, as Women’s History Month comes to a close, Pressley and fellow At-Large Councillor Michelle Wu honored the eight women who preceded them in office. “Myself and Councillor Wu wanted to take the opportunity to celebrate local sheroes and heroines and to do that for those that have served on this body,” said Pressley said.