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IMF spring meeting panel discussion focusing on OMFIF’s Gender Balance Index 2019

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IMF spring meeting panel discussion focusing on OMFIF’s Gender Balance Index 2019

The OMFIF Gender Balance Index 2019 is part of the official programme for the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund spring meetings. The index forms part of OMFIF’s broader coverage on issues surrounding ESG.

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 careers, 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 accreditation to attend this meeting, due to its location in the IMF headquarters

Speakers:
Date: 13 April 2019
Time: 13:00
Venue:
MC building
Mc2-800
Washington
Supported by:
OMFIF Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales. Company Number 7032533

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