Gender distributionGender distribution

At Danske Bank, we consider diversity a strength that gives us access to the most talented prospective employees. This is true of the gender mix in the Group’s management as well. Offering appealing career opportunities to both male and female employees helps ensure that we appoint the best candidate to a given management position.

As in many other companies, women are underrepresented in Danske Bank's management, but we are improving the situation through our work with diversity and inclusion. In 2010, we signed the Danish "Charter for Women in management" from the Danish Ministry of Equality. In 2011 we published a baseline report showing our specific goals for getting more women in management, and in 2012 we published an update to the Charter. In 2013 we set the goal of women in management to constitute 38% by 2017.

We achieved our target of increasing the percentage of women in senior management positions from 19% to 20% in 2012, and set a new goal: To have 22% women in senior management in 2015. We reached this goal in 2013, and women now constitute 27% in senior management positions.  

Staff diversity

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

No. FTEs, end of year

23,624

22,093

21,522

21,320

20,308

19,122 

Female employees as % of total employees (%)

58

57

57

56

56

54

Female managers and executives as % of total employees (%)

34

34

35

36

36

36

 

As the chart below shows, an important factor in the rising percentage of female managers is the high share at our units in Finland, the Baltic states and Northern Ireland.

Gender managers 2013

 

Gender employees 2013

 

Last updated on 6 February 2014

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