Women Elusive When It Comes to Top Jobs at Central Banks

Women holding management positions are still a rare breed at some major central banks. While former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen broke new ground as the first female holder of that post, analysis of the world’s most prominent monetary institutions underlines just how unusual her tenure has been in such male-dominated bureaucracies. The proportion of women in management at those central banks ranges from 50.9 percent in Sweden to 3.4 percent in Japan -- often significantly below the national female employment rate.

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