Best Country for Women Is ... Iceland, again By Newser Editors, Newser Staff Posted Oct 25, 2013 4:28 PM CDT 121 comments Comments Iceland again leads the way in terms of gender equality. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – When coming up with the best countries in terms of gender equality, think Nordic. Iceland again leads the annual list put out by the World Economic Forum, which crunches stats on education, health care, jobs, politics, and more, reports the BBC. That makes five years in a row for Iceland, whose neighbors took the next three spots. The top 10: Iceland Finland Norway Sweden Philippines Ireland New Zealand Denmark Switzerland Nicaragua The US came in at No. 23. See the full rankings via interactive maps at the BBC.