Wednesday, April 26, 2017

These Are The Best Countries To Be A Woman Working, And The U.S. Isn't One Of Them - BUSTLE

by NATASHA GUZMÁN
Originally published: April 25, 2017
Publisher: Bustle.com 

"I’m striving to think about how best to empower women in the economy," said Ivanka Trump at the W20 Summit in Berlin on Tuesday morning. The first daughter was there as part of a panel discussing women's entrepreneurship. "I grew up in a house where there was no barrier to what I could accomplish beyond my own perseverance and tenacity," she said in response to a question doubting her father's commitment to women's equality, adding that there was "no difference" between the way she and her brothers were treated growing up. But while that may have been Ivanka's experience as President Trump's daughter, it's no promise that her father will fight for all women in America. And Trump will certainly need to, because, according to a recent study by The Economist analyzing the best and worst countries in which to work as a woman, the U.S. ranks at number 20.

The study combines data on an array of different factors — including higher education, parental rights, childcare costs, salary, representation in senior-level jobs, and more — and calculates a weighted average from 0-100 (with 100 being the best possible score) for each country. Iceland sits pretty on top of the list, followed by Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Poland to round up the top five.