Gender equality of historic proportions
For the first time ever, power is equally shared between men and women in Norway, according to the Nordic Labour Journal’s gender equality barometer. Norway has more women in positions of power, in boardrooms and in work than any other Nordic country. 40 years of Nordic cooperation has inspired progress. Different nations have led the way at different times. Finland has the most female boardroom members in the EU. Sweden is busy getting more women into leadership positions. Denmark’s government sees gender equality as the key to integration. Things are happening elsewhere too. After Italy introduced gender quotas, women have flocked into boardrooms and half of the Renzi government are women.
Norway’s new centre-right government makes the country gender neutral numbers-wise. The two most powerful women, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister for Finance Siv Jensen, demonstrates how the little difference is shrinking