ECB looks to double the number of women in senior positions through quota

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The European Central Bank (ECB) is aiming to double the number of women in high-ranking positions over the next six-and-a-half years.

The bank says that it is launching a "gender diversity action plan" to ensure 35% of mid-level management positions – heads and deputy heads of division, and senior advisers – and 28% of senior positions – directors-general, deputy directors-general, and principal advisers – are held by women by the end of 2019.

Women currently hold 17% of mid-level positions and

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