Saudi women’s potential in focus
Riyadh, November 28, 2011
The pool of human and financial capital accounted for by unemployed women who are university graduates in Saudi Arabia will come under spotlight at an upcoming forum in Riyadh.
The Kingdom Women in Leadership Forum is endorsed and will be opened by Princess Adelah Bint Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The forum is taking place on December 4 and 5 and is organised by leading French business information group naseba. It aims to celebrate the successful women leaders in Saudi and provide them with a platform to inspire the next generation of women leaders.
In Saudi Arabia, women constitute almost 45 per cent of the population and have a literacy rate of 79 per cent. Less than two thirds however, are employed, despite the fact that 78.3 per cent of unemployed women are university graduates, a statement said.
The forum is themed as ‘Support, influence and excel’ and is based on three prominent perspectives: Women in charity, women promoting and supporting women, and women in business.
“Established and well respected businesswomen, including HRH Princess Adelah Bint Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and HRH Princess Noura Bint Mohammed Al Saud, are beacons of excellence and inspiration for all women in Saudi Arabia,” ,” said Sophie Le Ray, naseba CEO and creator of Women In Leadership Series.
“Their participation adds great value to the mission of the forum, and ensures that an enlightening platform will be provided for all attendees,” she added. – TradeArabia News Service