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ECB aims to double share of women in high-ranking positions

29 August 2013

The Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to introduce gender targets with the aim of doubling the share of women in management.

By the end of 2019, 35% of positions in middle management (Heads of Division, Deputy Heads of Division, Heads of Section, Senior Advisers and Advisers) and senior management (Directors General, Deputy Directors General, Directors and Principal Advisers) should be held by women. For senior management positions taken alone the target is 28%.

The overall share of women in management positions at present is 17%, while women hold 14% of senior management positions. In order to reach the gender targets, the ECB is implementing a gender diversity action plan.

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