Gender diversity leadership: Dividends in finance

Gender diversity leadership: Dividends in finance

Lecture   Washington   
  Sat 13 Apr 2019 13:00

Women are underrepresented at all levels of the global financial system. In private equity firms, they make up just 10% of senior investor roles. In commercial banks, they account for less than 2% of chief executive officers and less than 20% of executive board members. Research suggests that diversity at board and management levels may lead to improved decision-making. This in turn could boost creativity, innovation and productivity.In central banks globally, where only 8% of governors are women, diversity could result in more robust decision-making on monetary policy.

This session will raise awareness of the large gaps in financial leadership across public and private assets, show opportunities for closing these gaps and present recommendations for addressing them. The discussion will cover strategies to hire and support women in their career growth, and changes to public policy to encourage gender diversity.

This meeting is part of the official programme for the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings. You will need official Spring Meeting accreditation to attend, due to its location inside the secure zone.

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