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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.

Women looking to get ahead in the workplace may want to consider relocating to New Zealand, according to a "Glass Ceiling Index" compiled by the Economist for International Women's Day. 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.

Click here, here, and here to read more from Fast Company about the gender divide and women in the workplace.

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  • Daisy

    Australia is definitely not a good place to work for women. The culture is too macho!