Iceland is leading the way for women to achieve equal pay in the workplace.
According to Fortune, the country marked International Women’s Day by “becoming the first country in the world to require that businesses prove they offer equal pay to their employees.”
Mandatory for both public and private companies, Fortune says the law mandates that all companies that employ more than 25 staff members to secure a certificate that confirms their commitment to pay equity “‘regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, or nationality.'”
With Iceland pioneering this move toward pay parity, let’s hope other countries begin to follow suit.