In the more modern side of Greenlandic life (think: in the capital city), women are also leading society. Three of the five municipalities are led by female mayors and 13 women sit on Greenland’s Parliament. Also both of the Greenland representatives in the Danish Parliament are – you guessed it – women.
Women are well-educated
According to Greenland in Figures 2020 by Statistics Greenland, 1 out of 10 men choose to start a higher education, while the number for women is 1 out of 5.
In the private sector, handfuls of local boutiques, tour companies and small businesses are owned by women all throughout the country.
Women are physically strong
Physical strength and conditioning is highly important for Greenlandic women. At the country’s only CrossFit affiliate, located in Nuuk, 62% of the box’s several hundred members are women (2018).
Women are your ticket to transportation
Photo by Emil Stach
In a country with no roads, air transport plays a central role in connecting the country. If you are lucky, the person flying you to and from just might be one of Air Greenland’s five female pilots.
Updated 26th Feb 2021