Emerging-market central banks lead on women’s empowerment

Gender equality

Men dominate senior roles at central banks – and the economics profession as a whole. Of the 31 new central bank governors appointed last year, just one was female. Nguyen Thi Hong became the governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, the first woman in the South-east Asian central bank’s history.

There are just 17 female central bank governors in the world, out of a total of 189, including the regional Federal Reserve banks, according to data from the Central Banking Directory. Eleven are the

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