“Equality in Sweden isn’t perfect, but it might be the best that we have in the world”

Why should it be harder for half of the population to fulfil their potential? Why should the ambitions and ideas of female staff be stifled? Why does one gender continue to dominate the resources of the labour market?

That doesn’t make sense to us in Stockholm. Of course, we’re not perfect. We are still working to close the pay gap between men and women, for example, and we don’t have yet enough female board members. But with positive attitudes towards equality, strong gender discrimination laws and modern industries full of forward-thinking companies, we believe there’s no better place for talented women to thrive.

We Are A Woman's Place

Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm

March 2018

"Last year women all over the world highlighted the structural and personal barriers that still keep them ‘in their place’, as the saying goes. But in Stockholm, we believe that a woman's place is wherever she wants it to be. And that is why I am proud to declare that Stockholm is a woman’s place.”

We believe that when you practice these principles then you are contributing to a society where everyone is safe from discrimination and free to flourish. If your city or workplace shares these principles, then why not declare it #awomansplace too?