Submission deadline: 24 November 2017

Call for Papers

Gender and career progression

14 May 2018, London

The Bank of England, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the European Central Bank are organising a conference on Gender and career progression with a focus on issues specific to finance, economics and central banks, to be held on 14 May 2018 at the Bank of England. Governor Mark Carney (Bank of England) will provide opening remarks, and Dr Brian Bell will be giving a keynote speech.

The conference will last for a day, and we expect that it will consist of six papers drawn from a variety of disciplines, methods and perspectives. We envision that most papers will be academic-style research papers, but we also invite studies from practitioners.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

  • How under-represented are women in fields such as finance, economics and central banks?
  • What are the factors that keep women from advancing in their careers?
  • What benefits does increased diversity appear to convey to organisations?
  • What interventions appear to be effective in facilitating career progression among women?

Participants will be selected on the basis of papers or abstracts of about 500 words. The deadline for submissions is 24 November 2017. Authors chosen to present papers will be notified by 20 December 2017. Final drafts of the papers will be due on 4 May 2018.

The organising committee consists of Cat Hines, Katharine Neiss, Nishma Shoor, William Abel, Sophie Stone and Tom Stratton at the Bank of England, and Stephanie Aaronson, Amanda Bayer, Carol Bertaut, Brian Doyle, Karen Pence, Nitish Sinha and David Wilcox at the Federal Reserve Board, and Ana Lamo, Luc Laeven, Eva Murciano, Christiane Nickel and Isabel Vansteenkiste at the European Central Bank.

If you are interested in participating, please email your paper or abstract by 24 November 2017 to, and Reasonable travel and accommodation expenses will be covered for presenters of accepted papers. We look forward to hearing from you.