In the more modern side of Greenlandic life (think: in the capital city), women are also leading society. Half of the highest governmental Ministers are women and three of the five municipalities are led by female Mayors. There are also 9 women who sit on Greenland’s Parliament, and both of the Greenland representatives in the Danish Parliament are – you guessed it – women.
Not to mention, Visit Greenland’s very own Director is a woman. After a decade of leading Katuaq, Greenland’s cultural center where many a traveller at lunch and perhaps saw an art exhibit or theatrical show, Julia Pars moved over to the national tourist board. She will now help drive the tourism industry forward at what is perhaps the most exciting time for travel in Greenland.
Women are well-educated
There are three times as many women than men enrolled at the University of Greenland, and 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.
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.