The decision to include the sport on the sports programme was taken at the Commonwealth Games Federation's General Assembly in Kampala, Uganda on Friday.
There will be medals on offer in three weights - flyweight (48-51kg), lightweight (57-60kg) and middleweight (69-75kg) – just as there was when women’s boxing made its Olympic Games debut in London this summer.
The Glasgow 2014 organising committee said it has worked “proactively” with the CGF and AIBA, the governing body for amateur and Olympic boxing, to develop this opportunity for female athletes.
David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said: "Glasgow 2014 is proud to include women's boxing as part of our sports programme for the games. As London 2012 demonstrated, women's boxing has elite athletes from across the world, including strong representation from across the Commonwealth.
"As an organising committee we are delighted to be delivering an inclusive games with more opportunities for women and Para-sport athletes."
HRH Prince Imran, president of the CGF, added: "We saw at London 2012 that the Commonwealth’s women boxers are the among the best in the world, and I applaud Glasgow 2014’s hard work towards securing a games which demonstrates our shared commitment to gender equity and fairness."
The CGF assembly also endorsed changes to the lawn bowls competition format for Glasgow, which will now include fours medal events for men and women. This change reflects more closely the formats of world championships conducted by World Bowls, the sport’s governing body.