Denmark is the fifth Nordic country to make it into the top 10. It claimed the No. 7 spot for the third year in a row. It has closed 76 percent of its gender gap overall and has been in the top 10 since the index began in 2006, ranking No. 8 in 2006 and 2007. Like Lesotho and The Philippines, it has completely eliminated its educational gap. It ranked No. 20 in economic opportunity and No. 11 in political empowerment.