Why do so many women work in banks?

@iwyrobi (282)
Indonesia
March 23, 2007 8:18pm CST
Where I live we seem to have a lot of women bankers. However I've heard that girls in school have a harder time initially with math.
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@shisid (104)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I don't think girls have a hard time at math.Infact they are pretty good.And banking is not just about math..it involves lot other things such as accounting,management etc.More women join it since it does not involve lot of pressures like most other careers.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
24 Mar 07
Actually I find dealing with other people's money all day does kind of cause pressure. Not just in the matter of the physical money I'm in control of, but also dealing with their accounts. Especially at higher levels in banking, such as investment or trust services, it can be a high-stress thing. Between sales/deposit goals to make and making sure your customers make the most of their money, it's a pretty important thing. A mistake made by the person who gives you investment advice could make the difference between a cushy retirement and just surviving.
@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 07
its a mather of important isues : money. the womens are more manage and patient than all mans.looks at our parents for example.
@iwyrobi (282)
• Indonesia
24 Mar 07
i think patient and meticulous is the answer.
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
24 Mar 07
I was pretty good at math as a kid. I helped a lot of boys in math actually. I don't think it's really that girls have more problems with math as that girls aren't encouraged to be interested in math, but I'm going from personal experience and not research here. I work at a bank actually. And for the most part, the math is done by computers or calculators. There is the "counting money" aspect to consider, but even with that, there are currency counting machines for large volumes of bills, and we count money multiple times before actually giving it to the customer. I've heard a lot of different reasons for why most people who work in banks are female, none of which of course are official in any way. One is that they are less likely to be killed by robbers, or to try to be heroic in a robbery and thus cause more violence. I've also heard that it has something to do with excellence in multi-tasking and attention to detail. I think really it's just become a cultural norm now. We don't have any male tellers at the branch where I work, but both the manager and the banker at our branch are male. In fact, until recently, higher positions in banking were very hard for women to reach.