Asking the boss for more money is an awkward conversation for most. And it can be even more of an uphill battle for women.

In the Greater Boston area, according to one recent study, women make 77 cents on the dollar compared to men.  But these days, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is pushing to eliminate that disparity, in part by training women to be better advocates for themselves.

Since 2015, the city has been conducting free workshops that teach women how to figure out what they’re worth and then, how to get it. A report out this week indicates the program is working – with nearly half the participants surveyed said that they’ve either negotiated a raise or gotten a competitive salary at a new job.

Megan Costello, executive director of women’s advancement for the city of Boston, whose office put on the workshops, and Ann Bookman, director of the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston, joined Adam Reilly to discuss the report’s findings and what’s next in the city’s quest to eliminate the gender pay gap.