Local and international positions for Saudi women in 2021

The year 2021 witnessed the continuation of the empowerment of Saudi women in various sectors within the framework of Vision 2030, which demonstrated the pioneering role of women and their worth for work and distinguished production.

It was noticeable that Saudi women not only registered their presence locally, but also flew globally through their membership and positions that they obtained in many international organizations and bodies.

Madam monitors the most prominent Saudi women who won a number of positions in 2021 in the following report:

Princess Rima bint Bandar bin Sultan

The appointment of Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan as a member of the Coordination Committee for the Summer Olympics “Brisbane 2032”, and she is also a member of the International Olympic Committee and participated in the vote on the winning city to host the Olympic Games in 2032, which was held in the Japanese capital on the sidelines of the launch of the Olympic Games. olympic games tokyo 2020,

In 2016, a decision was issued by the Council of Ministers appointing her the Deputy Head of the General Sports Authority for the Women’s Section at the fifteenth rank, and since 2019, she has held the position of ambassador to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the United States of America at the rank of minister.

Princess Haifa bint Abdulaziz Al Muqrin

The election of Princess Haifa bint Abdulaziz Al Muqrin, delegate of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization “UNESCO” as Chair of the Programs and External Relations Committee emanating from the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization “UNESCO”, during the 213th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO, for the period from 2021 Until 2023.

Princess Haifa was also chosen as Vice-President of the World Heritage Committee in the organization on behalf of the Arab group in the World Heritage Committee for the period from 2021-2023

Inas Al Shahwan

By royal order, Enas bint Ahmed Al-Shahwan was appointed as the ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to the Kingdom of Sweden. She holds an Emerging Leadership Program certificate from Harvard University, a master’s degree in international relations from the Australian National University, a master’s degree in information systems from Griffith University in Australia, and a member of The first batch of the Future Leaders Program launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2017.

Iman Al-Mutairi

Dr. Iman bint Habas Al-Mutairi was appointed by royal order as Deputy Minister of Commerce at the excellent rank. She was Assistant to the Minister of Commerce and General Supervisor of the Executive Committee for Improving Business Performance in the Private Sector “Tayseer”, and she is working on preparing for the establishment of the National Competitiveness Center, one of the national transformation initiatives 2020. Al-Mutairi is leading the coordination of strategic partnership Between the Trade and Investment Organization and the World Bank Group from 2017 to the present, she has held several leadership positions in Saudi in medical management and human resources.

Al-Mutairi holds a PhD in Bioorganic Chemistry from the University of Bristol in Britain, a professional certificate in training managers and executives, and many educational grants and awards.

Dr. Sarah Abdulaziz Al-Faisal

Dr. Sarah bint Abdulaziz Al-Faisal, faculty member at Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for the Vice-Dean of Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University for Educational Affairs since 2018, and Dean of

King Abdullah City for Female Students, a Royal Decree was issued appointing her as a full-time member of the Council of the Human Rights Commission.

The Public Investment Fund appointed Rania Nashar as Head of Compliance and Governance, and she held the position of Fund Advisor in February 2021 to provide consultancy in the field of business and governance, based on her professional experience in the banking sector for more than 20 years, where she held the position of CEO of Samba Financial Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of International Finance She is also the first woman in the financial sector of the Gulf countries to lead the “Compliance Group” and the first Saudi woman to obtain the title of a certified anti-money laundering specialist by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) in America.

Nora Al-Akeel

Election of Noura Al-Akeel as “Vice-Chairman of the National Entertainment Committee in the Council of Saudi Chambers”

She was also elected as a member of the Board of Directors of the Themed Entertainment Association for Europe and the Middle East.

Al-Akeel held the position of Chief Operations Officer at the General Entertainment Authority and was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador for Entrepreneurship from the United Nations Multipurpose Inter-Parliamentary Union, as the first Saudi woman in this position. She also received the King Salman Award for Young Businessmen in its third session from the Center King Salman for its “Square Event” project, which is specialized in managing and organizing events.

Dr. Reem bint Ahmed Al-Faryan

Dr. Reem bint Ahmed Al-Farian held the position of Director of Community Development and Partnership at Al-Soudah Development Company. She was previously the Assistant Secretary-General of the Council of Saudi Chambers, as the first Saudi woman to obtain this position in the history of Saudi Chambers and by a decision of the Board of Directors. She did the first scientific research on empowering women in Saudi Chambers and creating A new generation of women leaders, as well as being shortlisted for the “Universal Lancaster Award” for excellence in scientific research.

Samar Sultan

Renewing the appointment of Saudi Professor Dr. Samar Al-Hamoud as Chairman of the Jury for Scientific Research in Cancer by the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization. Thus, upon assuming this position for the first time, she became the first president to be appointed to the position from the Middle East, and she is one of the first consulting surgeons Saudi women in the field of colorectal surgery, and the recipient of the King Abdulaziz Medal of the First Class for her achievements and excellence in the medical field and research at the international level. And the State of Kuwait Award for Cancer Control for the Middle East Region of the World Health Organization.

During the 48th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the selection of four candidates was announced, including the member, Dr. Noura bint Mazyad Al-Amr, who succeeded in her election as a member of the Advisory Committee, which is a think tank that advises the United Nations Council.

Al-Amr is an assistant professor of public health at King Saud University since September 2017. She holds a master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology and worked as a Senior Adviser at the Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning 2016. He is also an advisor to the Saudi Shura Council.

She is the first Arab woman to specialize in health leadership.

Dr. Moudhi Al-Jamea

Appointment of Dr. Moudhi Al-Jamaa “Vice President of STC and Dean of the STC Academy In February 2019 Dr. Moudhi Al-Jamaa was appointed as General Manager for the development of communications and information technology competencies at the STC Academy, making her the first Saudi woman to hold an executive position in STC

Al-Jaa holds a Ph.D. in Information Security from Kings University in London and a Masters in Information Technology from the University of Greenwhich in London, as well as a certificate of ethical hacker from the US Department of Defense.

Samar Sultan

As the first Saudi woman in this position in the Middle East region, Samar bint Abdulmohsen Al-Sultan, Director of Governance for Government Relations at Meta, was officially appointed to lead the “Metaverse” project, with the company “Meta”, previously , where she joined Facebook starting in 2018, and took a job Consultant for small and medium-sized companies to support them in e-marketing, and then became a consultant for the Saudi market, since March 2021, and also held the position of a customer partner in Facebook between 2020 and 2021.

Dr. Lubna bint Abdul Rahman Al-Ansari

Dr. Lubna bint Abdul Rahman Al-Ansari, a former member of the Shura Council, joined the Board of Trustees of the International Network for Rules and Guidelines for Clinical Professional Practice, and assumed the position of Assistant Director-General of the Organization for Measurement, Evaluation and Development of Health Services Internationally, thus becoming the first Arab woman and the first Saudi woman to be chosen in this position. She holds the British Royal Fellowship and the British Royal High Fellowship in the field of family medicine, and has contributions to the membership of a number of international organizations such as the American Federation for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Family Physicians since 1998 until now, and a member of the World Organization of Family Physicians since 1994 until now.

Areej Al Mutabbani

In a new success and distinction recorded for Saudi women, Areej Al-Mutabaqani assumed the presidency of the first Olympic Sports Federation, after being appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Tennis Federation, and its board of directors is the first in the history of Saudi sports, which includes a large number of women. Including the 2019 European Masters Games in Turin, Italy, which saw him win the bronze medal

And as Saudi women were allowed military fields and found in various sectors, such as: the royal guard, traffic, road security, regional police, and Hajj security, the Ministry of Defense opened the sectors of the armed forces with its four branches: land, air, sea and air defense.

Soldier Abeer Al-Rashed

And soldier Abeer Al-Rashed, a female employee of the General Directorate of Civil Defense at the Ministry of Interior, emerged as the first woman to present the Hajj conference in the history of Saudi Arabia. For the 2021 Hajj season, an assistant agency position was created for the empowerment of Saudi women, crowning 20 women with master’s and doctoral degrees and taking them to high leadership positions in the presidency General Affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.

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