Women Go On Strike in Iceland, the World’s Most Gender Equal Society

October 26, 2023

(Bloomberg) -- The prime minister joined other women in Iceland on a strike to call attention to the remaining inequalities in their society even though the country ranks highest globally in terms of gender parity. It has closed 91.2% of its gender gap according to the forum’s Global Gender Gap Index, where 100% denotes full parity, and compares with about 75% for the US. The main reason for the gender disparity in Iceland, according to Thorbergsdottir, is line of work, with female dominated sectors offering lower salaries. “We know that if women walk out of all jobs without consulting their managers it will have a huge effect on Icelandic society,” she said. Most Read from Bloomberg Businessweek©2023 Bloomberg L.P.