JEDDAH: Trailblazing Saudi women helping to transform the Kingdom will be celebrated at a global forum at George Washington University in the US.
The first AboutHer Global Forum (AGF) on April 26 will mark a milestone in Saudi history, according to its creators, the lifestyle portal AboutHer.
Under the banner “Saudi Women on the Road to Vision 2030,” the forum will explore the efforts of Saudi women in the Kingdom and beyond to ensure the country’s successful transformation under its groundbreaking reform program.
Reforms aimed at improving the lives of women in the Kingdom are a key part of the ambitious plan to modernize Saudi society and strengthen its economy, organizers of the forum said.
Saudi Arabia has been pushing for more women to take up top leadership positions, has reformed sections of its legal structure to give women greater rights, and is creating more work opportunities for women.
A discussion panel at the forum will focus on Saudi women in the diaspora and their role in realizing Vision 2030, how Saudi women across the world can empower those within the Kingdom, and the influence women now have on economic and policy development.