Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced on Monday that more than 100 companies in the city have now agreed to share payroll data as part of an effort to find wage gap solutions. The effort also involves free salary negotiation seminars for women, among other tools. But is it enough? The Boston Globe Business Columnist,Shirley Leung(@leung), Executive Director of the City of Boston's Women's Advancement,Megan Costello (@macostello09) and CEO and President of Roxbury Technology Corporation,Beth Williams, joined Jim to discuss the gender gap in wages and Boston's one of a kind effort to do something about it.

"The wage gap is very complex," said Costello. "It exists for a variety of reasons, and everyone has a role to play." Costello said that many businesses are motivated because "it's the right thing to do," but also because it's "economically smart." If women are paid better, companies will retain their employees.

Williams said she hadn't thought of the wage gap until this compact. "It could be that people just don't know, until you start asking the questions." Leung stated that this could be "one of the single most important things that's done." She said that data is a very important and useful tool. "By looking at the data it will bring awareness and start to change the culture of how women are paid and how men are paid."

"We're the national leaders of this," said Williams.