Banner photo: Arial view over Stockholm © Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se January 27, 2021
Gender equality in Sweden
Gender equality is an important aspect of the way companies work with sustainable business. Companies can promote equality by making it possible for parents to combine work and family, encouraging shared participation in childcare, and giving women and men equal opportunities to rise to leadership positions.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report assesses and compares national gender gaps based on economic, political, education and health criteria. In the 2020 report, Sweden was ranked fourth of 153 assessed countries, surpassed only by Nordic countries Iceland, Norway and Finland.
Swedish industry has evolved from crude processing to sectors with a higher degree of skills and more advanced technological input. As in most Swedish workplaces, meetings are an important part of the day.
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