ECB aims to double share of women in high-ranking positions

ECB aims to double share of women in high-ranking positions

The Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) has announced today the introduction of gender targets with the aim of doubling the share of women in management. By end of 2019, 35% of middle management positions and 28% of senior management positions should be held by women. At present, the share of women in middle management positions is 17%, while women hold 14% of senior management positions. In order to reach the gender targets, the ECB is implementing a gender diversity action plan.

The scarcity of women in senior positions at the ECB was put in the spotlight last year when the European Parliament tried to block the appointment of a sixth male official to the ECB’s six-person executive board. However, the Parliament had to give up and the six executive board members sit now together with the 17 male governors of the national central banks on the 23-person governing council that sets interest rates.

 

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