These Countries Treat Their Women Workers the Best


The U.S. and U.K. have a lot of catching up to do when in comes to treating women in work well.

The two largest English-speaking economies ranked 23rd and 13th, respectively, in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ annual ranking of the representation and welfare of women in the workplace across 33 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries.

Iceland, Sweden and New Zealand took the first three places, and Nordic countries held five of the top 10. While the U.K. lags only Canada among the Group of Seven nations, its female participation rate of 57 percent still significantly lags Sweden’s 69 percent, according to the report published Tuesday in London.