In a professional landscape like ours dominated by young companies hungry for talent with flat organisational structures, you get more responsibility at a younger age and more opportunities for upward mobility. The entrepreneurially minded, too, find Lithuania is a land of opportunity – one of the easiest places to launch a new venture.
Youth is held in high regard. A whole generation of young ambitious politicians and businesspeople has come of age in Lithuania. After studies here or abroad, they’re climbing the ladder of success with their knowledge and skills. Virginijus Sinkevičius, now a European Commissioner, became Minister of Economy in 2017 at the age of just 27. Current Economy Minister Aušrinė Armonaitė took office at 31. Young leaders are taking the reins of cities and businesses.
International career opportunities: More than 150 international companies offer jobs in Lithuania, including global giants like Google, Uber, Thermo Fisher and Revolut, and promising startups like Vinted, Trafi and Genus AI.
International impact: In Lithuania, talent is able to grow while addressing global challenges and contributing to developing companies. Lithuanian unicorn Vinted brought the world a circular economy solution, for instance, while Trafi has helped solve problems of mobility in the world’s major cities.
Constant growth: Life here hums with opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills, with international conferences, seminars and trainings, prominent foreign speakers, active professional communities, and special programmes at universities. It’s a wonderful setting for ongoing personal growth and broader horizons.
Women in science: Lithuania is Europe’s leader for female representation in the engineering sciences, with women accounting for 57 percent of professionals and academics in the sector.
Equal opportunity in focus: Lithuania ranks 8th in the world for ensuring women’s rights and opportunities, according to the Global Gender Gap Report for 2021.
Achievements in recent years include greater political empowerment of women. After elections in late 2020, the share of women ministers in the government grew to 43 percent and the proportion women members of parliament rose to 28 percent. Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė joined the premiers of Denmark, Finland and Germany as the only female heads of government in the EU.
Gender parity in the labour force, meanwhile, has reached 97 percent, with over 77 percent of women active in the job market and 70 percent of professional and technical roles held by women. The wage gap is narrowing as well.