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Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?, Ratna Sahay, Martin Cihak, Papa N'Diaye, Adolfo Barajas, Annette Kyobe, Srobona Mitra, Yen Mooi, Seyed Reza Yousefi

Abstract
Using a new dataset, we measure the large gap between the representation of men and women in leadership positions in banks and bank supervision agencies worldwide. Women occupied less than 2 percent of bank CEOs positions, and less than 20 percent of the board seats in more than 80 percent of the observations across banks over time. Contrary to common perceptions, many low- and middle-income countries have a higher share of women in bank boards and banking supervision agency boards compared to advanced economies. Econometric analysis suggests that, controlling for relevant bank and country-specific factors, the presence of women as well as a higher share of women on bank boards is associated with greater bank stability, as represented by higher z-scores and lower nonperforming loan ratios. We also examine the share of women on boards of banking supervision agencies by compiling a new dataset. We find that it is associated with greater bank stability. Further research is needed to identify specific mechanisms through which these stability benefits are achieved, and to understand the conditions that have facilitated entry of women into leadership roles in banks and supervision agencies
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Abstract -- I. Introduction -- II. Previous Literature -- III. Women Leaders and Bank Stability: Possible Linkages -- IV. Share of Women on Boards: Data and Stylized Facts -- V. Econometric Methods and Results -- VI. Conclusions -- FIGURES -- 1. Share of Women on Boards of Directors of Banks: Distribution of Observations -- 2. Share of Women on Boards of Directors of Banks: By Region and Type -- 3. Share of Women on Banking Supervision Agencies, 2015 -- 4. Share of Women on Banking Supervision Boards: Average across Percentiles of GDP -- 5. Share of Women on Banking Supervision Boards: Regional Averages, 2015 -- 6. Share of Women on Banking Supervision Boards: Regional Averages, 2011 and 2015 -- TABLES -- 1. Banks with Women CEOs, 2013 -- 2. Z-Score Summary Statistics: By Year -- 3. Association between the Share of Women on Bank Boards and Bank Stability (Full Sample: 2003-2013) -- 4. Association between the Share of Women on Bank Boards and Bank Stability Components (Full Sample: 2003-2013) -- 5. Association between the Share of Women on Bank Boards and Bank Stability, 2008 and 2009 -- 6. Association between Supervisory Quality and the Share of Women on Supervisory Boards -- 7. Association between the Z-Score and the Share of Women on Supervisory Boards -- APPENDIXES -- I. Share of Women on Bank Boards: Country-Level Summary Statistics -- II. Share of Women in Banking Supervisory Agencies, 2011 and 2015 -- III. Bank Boards and Bank Stability: Data Sources and Additional Results -- IV. Share of Women in Supervisory Agencies and Bank Stability: Data Sources -- References
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (39 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781484319048

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