Career women in America still have problems breaking through the gender-based glass ceiling. However, according to an article in the Guardian, they should take a few lessons from their colleagues across the globe.
Svafa Gronfeldt, the rector of Reykjavik University in Iceland, has worked hard to create a program introducing equal pay for men and women once they get out of the college and into the “real world.”
She built her own university around putting women and female students in high ranking positions. She is also attempting to educate the rest of Iceland and the world about how valuable women are to academia and the business world.
According to the story, Gronfeldt’s team spent the last year wading through salary levels and researching unexplained salary differences, a daunting tasks because Iceland apparently has the same sort of built-in gender bias as the U.S. However, it’s worth it for Gronfeldt, because she believes having women in positions of power reaps not only intellectual rewards, but also economic ones.