Post-crisis push for more women on bank boards succeeding

Female representation on boards linked to improved business performance


The number of women on bank boards has increased worldwide since the financial crisis – and, though the change may be largely due to government incentives and regulation, it could pay off in terms of better decision-making. An analysis of annual reports from OpRisk's Top 100 banks list found that women now make up an average of 21% of bank boards, up from 14% before the crisis – a significant improvement since 2008.

The trend has been matched outside the financial sector: the UK government's

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