How Romania Ranks for Female Achievement & Advancements on Gender Equality?


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Digital Bank N26 has released a study which measures female opportunity and achievement around the world.

The research looks to uncover the many existing inequalities between men and women in the workplace and beyond, while showing levels of advancement in equality and career opportunity for women in 100 countries around the world, focusing on political and corporate leadership, gender wage gaps, legal support, maternity leave and more.

Romania ranks #23 out of 100 overall.

Norway is the highest ranking country in the index, scoring highly on political representation, corporate leadership and women’s legislation. Finland and Iceland rank second and third.

Sweden has the most women in top management positions, while the USA has the most female entrepreneurs, and Japan has the highest female access to education score.

Rwanda has the most women in government positions, followed by Spain and Finland. Almost half of the countries (46%) in the index have had at least one female head of government in the last 50 years.

UK comes fourth in the ranking, followed by Germany, New Zealand, Denmark, Latvia, Estonia and Slovakia.

For many women, financial independence is the only means through which they can determine how they
want to live, and yet it often comes at the expense of being the primary care-giver and having the lion’s
share of domestic duties at home. Coupled with the gender salary wage gap that continues to be a huge impediment to female earnings, there are still many more obstacles for women who want to achieve the
level of financial success that men take for granted,” comments Adrienne Gormley, COO of N26. “We
conducted this study because we at N26 truly believe that women should have the same opportunities
and freedom to be as financially independent as men, and this starts with having equal opportunity to be
self-sufficient. The results show that women are still making incredible strides around the world as leaders
in government, research and the corporate world despite the uphill battles they face. It’s up to us all to
work together towards removing the unnecessary barriers to female self-sufficiency and achievement,
and as a bank, we hope to do so in our own small way.”

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