So, if you haven’t realized yet (i.e. you live under a rock), it’s International Womens Day. Yipee (?!?!) I haven’t yet decided how i feel about IWD, but I thought I would post something somewhat relevant (see below). Go New Zealand! Go Canada! U.S of A. 12th? Really? Well I guess 12th isn’t the end of the world, except if you consider that the first national Women’s Day was observed February 28, 1909 in the United States following a declaration by the Socialist Party of America. :)
Why New Zealand Is A Great Place To Work If You’re A Woman
According to an index compiled by the Economist, women in the U.S. come in 12th in the world.
According to the data, New Zealand scores the highest on the following indicators: labor force participation, the wage gap between men and women, proportion of women in senior jobs, net cost of child care compared to average wage, and ratio of men and women with higher education.
Norway, Sweden, Canada, and Australia came in second through fifth on the index. The United States, with a score of 72 out of 100, came in 12th place.
[Photo by Flickr user greggoconnell]