Women still hold less than 10% of top jobs

Janet Yellen of the Federal Reserve
Fed chair Janet Yellen

The number of female central bank governors rose to 18 in 2014 – meaning women are better represented than at any point in the past decade, but still fill less than 10% of the top roles.

This year saw US Preseident Barack Obama appoint Janet Yellen to head the Federal Reserve, making her the first woman ever to hold the post. The United States has yet to have a female President.

Yellen is one of four new female governors in 2014, according to the Central Bank Directory 2015, with Loretta Mester

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