Data Viz: A Regional Outlook on Gender Equality
A data visualization based on a study done by N26, the world’s first digital bank, titled The Female Opportunity Index 2021, which analyzed gender equality in 100 countries, looking at advancements in female leadership within governments, corporations, STEM and entrepreneurship, as well as success enablers like access to education and maternal leave.
This visualization sheds light on important takeaways such as the lack of female heads in government. While Oceania is leading the pack with a total of 9 female heads in government from 1970 to 2020, regions such as North America and Middle East are falling behind with 0 female heads.
Another takeaway is of maternal leave days. While Europe offers its workers up to 404 leaves, Africa and Middle East rank low offering only a little more than 80 days each. Overall, Middle East has the lowest score of all the regions totaling 62, while Oceania and Europe rank the highest with a total score of 92 and 87 respectively. It is also key to note that 9 out of 10 countries in the top 10 are from Europe and 1 from Oceania.