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OMFIF – new speakers to discuss central bank gender diversity

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 OMFIF is pleased to announce two new speakers joining the panel to discuss the 2019 Gender Balance Index and how to encourage diversity in the traditionally male-dominated financial sector:

  • Martin Taylor, member of the financial policy committee, Bank of England
  • Caitlin Kraft-Buchman, founder and executive director, Women@TheTable   

Promoting gender balance in public-private finance

The presence of women at the top of traditionally male-dominated public and private financial institutions is beneficial for both the organisations themselves and the global economy. Boards and executive teams responsible for making monetary policy decisions, managing risks and navigating turbulent economic situations benefit from the diversity of opinion offered by gender equality. As young women see more role models in female leaders across sectors, the pool of talent from which institutions can recruit widens and increased diversity can be expected.

OMFIF is contributing to these trends by launching the sixth annual Gender Balance Index, which tracks the presence of women in senior positions at central banks and sovereign funds. The launch includes a keynote presentation and panel discussion focusing on public sector initiatives and draws on experience and comparative data from financial firms and institutions in the private sector.

Enhanced coverage for 2019

GBI 2019 is being expanded to include profiles of female central bankers and case studies covering internal policies that institutions have adopted to support the progress of women. The analysis includes relevant changes in the senior ranks of the institutions covered and assesses how countries, regions, and other economic groupings perform in the index.
Date: 7 March 2019
Time: 17:30
Embassy of Switzerland
21 Bryanston Square
London W1H 2DR


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