New Zealand is the best country for women to work in, according to a new “glass ceiling” index compiled by the Economist that judges education, wages, job seniority, and child care costs. New Zealand is followed closely by Norway, Sweden, Australia, and Canada
The kiwi country has long had a good reputation for gender equality. It consistently ranks near the top of the World Economic Forum’s gender gap survey. Last year, the country mandated that companies disclose how many women hold executive and board level positions. And a little over half of the top 100 companies on the New Zealand Stock Exchange had at least one female director (PDF).