European Database: Women in Decision-making

Fact Sheet
Women in Banking in the EU-Member States and Liechtenstein 1998

In 1999 questionnaires were sent to the five major banks in each Member State according to a list published in The Banker, July 1998. The return rate was 56%, but questionnaires were not always completed correctly. Most of the banks questioned were only willing to have the outcomes published as national data rather than as figures for individual banks. Therefore we can only present figures that show national averages.

  Board of Directors Executive Management Committee Directors of Divisions Directors of Sub-Divisions
Country Number of Banks Female Managers Fem. President Vice-Pres. Women Fem. President Vice-Pres. Women Women Women
Austria No data available
Belgium 3 19% No No 3% No No 0% 4% 11%
Denmark 5 13,0% No No 16% No No 0% 2% 6%
Finland 2 12% No No 14% No No 10% 5% 18%
France 4 23% No No 3% No No 9% 12% 11%
Germany 2 17% No Yes 7% No No 0% 0% 5%
Greece 4 46% No No 5% No No 0% 7% 20%
Ireland No data available
Italy 4 9% No No 0% No No 0% 2% 18%
Liechtenstein 1 0% No No 0% No No 0% 0% 7%
Luxembourg No data available
Netherlands 2 7% No No 8% No No 0% 0% 1%
Portugal 5 12% No No 5% No No - 9% 17%
Spain 2 11% No No 13% No No 5% 9% 7%
Sweden 4 32% No No 14% No No 12% 30% 29%
United Kingdom 4 30% No No 8% No No 4% 5% -
Total 42 19% No 1 8 No No 5% 8% 18%


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