OMFIF’s Gender Balance Index, now in its 10th year, tracks the number of senior positions held by women across 186 central banks, as well as public pension funds, sovereign funds and commercial banks. It assigns scores to individual institutions based on the number of women in senior management or board positions, with greater value given to the top roles such as governor or chief executive. By revealing the numbers, the GBI aims to mobilise decision-makers to do better in promoting women and measuring progress.
Gender Balance Index
OMFIF’s GBI tracks the number of senior positions held by women across 186 central banks, as well as public pension funds, sovereign funds and commercial banks.
Of the 6,221 senior staff across 336 institutions in the GBI, 30% are women.
In 2014, 21 of the world’s central banks had a female governor. Ten years later, this number has risen to just 22.
In recent years, pension funds have scored higher on gender balance than central banks, commercial banks and sovereign funds.
2023 in-person launch
Ahead of the launch of the 10th edition of the GBI, OMFIF and the Australian High Commission to the UK are hosting a special evening presenting the report findings and focusing on how the financial sector can address the issue of gender balance.
2023 virtual launch
OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute is hosting a virtual event on 21 April to launch the report. The event will feature high-level keynotes and discussions on the latest global gender actions and policies.
The GBI offers a fantastic opportunity for organisations to demonstrate their leadership in gender balance and diversity. The breadth of our coverage of different types of institutions, our bespoke focus on senior management levels and our research around data and policies regarding female financial inclusion will be a great complement to your existing messaging on the subject and demonstrate your commitment to a more diverse global financial services industry.
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