Iceland has been ahead of the gender equality game for a while now, electing the country's first female president, Vigdis Finnbogadottir way back in 1980. Fast forward to 2016 and the Nordic nation looks to sweep the world gender equality stakes for a 7th year in a row this week, with stats that will see all women breathe a collective sigh.
With the Icelandic government pledging to close the gender pay gap by 2022 this year, statistics show that almost 80 per cent of Icelandic women are in the workforce and with the help of mandatory quotas, 44 per cent of company boards are comprised of women (compared to 23.1 per cent in Australia). 41 per cent of the country's members of parliament are female compared to 26 per cent back home.
Also, women in Iceland are entitled to 16.6 weeks of full paid parental leave and men 8.3 weeks - Aussie men are only entitled to 0.8 weeks - leaving us free to get back to the office sooner (if we want) to be total boss ladies. We'll take a one way ticket to Rekjavik, please.