Nordic Talks: Breaking the ice ceiling - Gender equality in Iceland and Australia

Iceland’s outstanding levels of gender equality have been achieved through policies such as extensive paid parental leave, including an emphasis on fathers using paid parental leave.

This emphasis on paternity leave is one important reason that Iceland is frequently ranked as the leader among all the Nordic nations – and thus the world leader – in terms of gender equality.

Join us to explore the lessons Australia can learn from Iceland to improve gender equality.

This is the fifth webinar in our Nordic Talks series, presented by the Nordic Policy Centre at the Australia Institute, with support from The Nordics, a project under The Nordic Council of Ministers. #NordicTalks #auspol


Dr Marian Baird, Professor of Gender and Employment Relations, Co-Director of The Women, Work and Policy Research Group at the University of Sydney Business School and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Ásdís Arnalds, Director of the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Iceland

Emeritus Professor Andrew Scott, Convenor at The Australia Institute’s Nordic Policy Centre


Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director, The Australia Institute

April 12, 2023 at 6:00pm - 7pm