Central bankers divided over quota for female staff

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Participants in a CentralBanking.com poll believe that central banks should be more proactive in hiring women, but are split over the merits of a formal quota.

The poll was inspired by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of England (BoE) both making public their aim to fill 35% of their managerial positions with women. The UK central bank is close to hitting its target, though both banks remain male-dominated at the highest level.

Of the 226 participants who voted in the poll, 178 (79%) sai

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