January 27, 2022
Finland today ranks #1 globally for happiness, freedom, governance and safety, and #2 in the World Economic Forum’s 2021 Global Gender Gap Report (bravo, Iceland!).
Finland is run by women — Finland’s 36-year-old Prime Minister Sanna Marin heads a governing coalition of five political parties, all of which are led by women. In 1906, Finland was the first nation to give women full political rights to vote and run for office, and the 19 women elected to the Finnish parliament in 1907 were the first female parliamentarians in the world. Today nearly half of the nation’s legislative and ministerial positions are held by women.
Read more about the women and men I met and spoke with in “The Sisterhood of the Enchanted Forest: Sustenance, Wisdom, and Awakening in Finland’s Karelia,” and share with me what you’re doing to bring gender equity in your community.