Bulgaria takes the EU’s leading role as the best country for working women

Bulgaria takes the EU's leading role as the best country for working women

When it comes to gender equality in the workplace, Scandinavian countries have traditionally led the accusation of progressive politics. However, a new study conducted by Reboot Onlinefor International Women’s Day has revealed some surprising new results!

By evaluating a variety of factors that contribute to women’s success in the workforce, Reboot Online created a points-based index that determined which European countries offer the best prospects for women professionals.

Which country in Europe is best for women to work in

Bulgariais the best European country for women with a total of 236.6 points out of a possible 300. The country is the second best for leading women (90/100 points) and loses only against Norway (100/100 points). which has one of the most egalitarian societies in the world. It also offers the best maternity leave package in Europe with a maximum of 100 points.

The following in second place isCroatiawith a total of 229.9 points. The Croatians are second only to Bulgaria in terms of parental leave certificates (96.6 / 100 points). It seems that the country is also on the right track with the gender pay gap, as it registered the second highest score for economic opportunity (96.6 / 100), and lost only to Italy, which received an impressive 100 points. However, the 36.6 points they received for women in leadership show that there is still work to be done.

Included in the top ten European countries for women to work are –

3rd place – Estonia (220 points)

4th place – Norway and Slovakia (209.9 points)

5th place – Netherlands (206.5 points)

6th place – Slovenia (199.9 points)

7th place – Romania (196.6 points)

8th place – Italy (179.9 points)

In 9th place follows Latvia, which received more points for economic opportunity (86.6 / 100) than traditional economic power plants such as Great Britain in 12th (66.6 / 100 points) and Denmark in 15th place (56.6 / 100). The top ten are Sweden, which also lost to the Baltic country (166.5) in terms of economic opportunities (73.3 / 100) and maternity leave (16.6 / 100).

Which is the country that has the least opportunities for women

In last place is Turkey, which scores 39.9 points out of a possible 300. Despite its poor performance, the country has surprisingly earned more points for women in leadership (13.3 / 100) than countries traditionally known to be equal to Germany ( 10 points) and Austria (3.3 points). Just ahead of 26th place is Portugal (69.9 points out of a possible 300), which also surpasses Germany and Austria for women in leadership (26.6 / 100 points), although they do not receive any points for maternity leave.

Naomi Aharony, CEO and founder of Reboot Online has commented on the results of the study and women in the workplace – “The overall results have indicated that there is some progress in the field of gender equality in Europe. Balkan countries such as Bulgaria andCroatiaranks high, indicating that some improvements are being made. Although the disappointed positions in prosperous Western European countries such as Germany and Denmark confirm that progress towards gender equality is still slow in Europe.

Although it is good to see that some progress, women still have many challenges in terms of gender equality in the workplace, which do not only mean wage differences, lack of leadership representation, government incentives and work-life balance. The prevailing circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly intensified these challenges, with working mothers bearing the burden of the repercussions. “


1. Reboot Online referred to the European Institute for Gender Equality to find countries in Europe with the most women in senior positions in the second half of 2020 (2020-B2).

2. The ‘economic opportunity’ for women in the labor force was found in the Global Gender Report 2020, and it takes into account factors such as equal pay for similar work and estimated income.

3. Parental leave benefits in each country were found in the World Population Review and took into account the number of weeks of maternity leave multiplied by the proportion of leave (%).

4. Data were normalized with the percentrank.inc function in Excel. This ranks each factor between 0 and 100 based on the relative position of the sample.

5. The final result is calculated as a sum of the three factors for each country, with the highest possible score 300.

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Source: sn.dk