As the world economic gender gap is now at 60 percent, according to World Economic Forum, businesses, governments and academic leaders should develop plans that allow women to build sustainable careers, suggests Manpower Group, a provider of workplace solutions.

Nordic countries come in highest in the WEF Global Economic Gender Gap Report as Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden have eliminated more than 80 percent of their economic gender gaps since 2011. Meanwhile, more than half of the 135 responding economies have not closed this gap by more than 5 percent over the last seven years.

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