Nordic countries lead the way in gender equality and Sweden especially can brag about having the highest score on gender equality within the EU. But it’s also painfully obvious to anyone who works in tech in Sweden, that this overall equality has not rubbed off on our industry.
Sweden, here we come! Or, maybe the countries that are on the bottom of this list should just try harder to be good places for women to work. Availability of childcare, the percentage of women in the workforce, maternity leave, pay parity ... these are among the factors at play.
The UN mined data and gleaned rich insights into women's standing in Ukrainian industries. For instance, In those sectors which are predominantly women-led, it is more common to find men in a managerial position — compared to the likelihood of finding a woman manager in a predominantly “men’s” field.
Christiana Zoupa just co-founded a blockchain company that aims to improve the lives of millions of seafarers and to reward the scientific community by accelerating new technologies in the shipping industry. Will it work? The next 25 days or so will be telling.