New research puts Australia in best 20 countries for women in work

The harsh reality is that workplaces are different for women ranging from wage gaps to discrimination and barriers to progress up the career ladder. Being a working woman is tough.

As countries across the world begin to look forward to returning to the workplace, a new study from SmartSurvey reveals that Australia is the 11th best place in the world for women in work.

Norway has taken the crown as the number one country in the world, scoring highly whilst Mexico has received the lowest score. Find out how your country compares here:

The 10 best countries in the world for women in work 

  • Norway
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • New Zealand
  • Sweden
  • Portugal
  • France
  • Canada
  • Greece
  • Slovakia
  • Australia

Seven of the top ten countries are in Europe, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Portugal, France, Greece and Slovakia making countries within Europe a great place for women in work.

Four of the top five countries for women in work are nordic countries, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden!

The lowest-scoring countries for women in work

  • Mexico
  • South Korea
  • Poland
  • Columbia
  • Japan
  • Italy
  • Israel
  • Austria
  • Chile
  • United States

Three of the worst countries are in South America, Mexico, Columbia and Chile are the three of the worst places in the world for women in work. The USA has the highest GDR in the world, however is one of the worst countries in the world for women in business.


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