Gender Balance in the ECB's Executive Board

Publication: Policy Letter No. 15, 2012
Topic Area: Macro Finance
Authors: Laura Moretti
Date: Nov 2012
Keywords: gender equality, ECB Executive Board
Abstract:

The latest appointment to the ECB's Executive Board initiated a political dispute between the European Parliament and the Euro Group on the question of representation of females on the Executive Board and the Governing Council of the ECB. The dispute has raised awareness to the fact that a culture of equality and equal opportunity should be built from the ground up. A long term plan helping talented women to emerge and be prepared to take increasing responsibilities is necessary to make sure that there is a growing pool of qualified female candidates.

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