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Fatimah S. Baeshen

Fatimah S. Baeshen is a Saudi socioeconomic strategist. She is a director of the Arabia Foundation. She can be reached on Twitter @FatimahSBaeshen.

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They say democracy dies in darkness … so can idealism

Sixteen months ago, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that women would have the right to drive. Serendipitously, it also appointed its first woman as a government spokesperson, a post I proudly held for the Saudi Embassy in Washington until a few weeks ago.

February 14, 2019