The Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative held a workshop to discuss strategies for empowering more women to reach senior leadership positions in Saudi Arabia and the wider MENA region on Tuesday, June 7th from 11:00 am-12:30 pm ET/6:00-7:30 pm KSA.
This workshop was part of the new WIn (Women Innovators) Fellowship, led by the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative in cooperation with Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business with support from US Embassy Riyadh, PepsiCo, and UPS. The American Chamber of Commerce Saudi Arabia’s Women in Business Committee is the program’s in-person event partner. The yearlong program from March 2022 – March 2023 enables thirty-three Saudi women entrepreneurs to enhance their networks, gain practical knowledge, and develop US-Saudi people to people and business ties that will help them scale their business locally, regionally, and globally.
Chairman, empowerME, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Keynote welcome remarks
US Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dr. Abdullah Al Fozan
Chairman and CEO
KPMG in Saudi Arabia and Levant
Rima Al Soraihi
Human Resources Director
Vice President for Middle East and Africa
Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor
President for International Public Affairs and Sustainability
Entrepreneur Middle East
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