Saudi women making strides

Saudi women making strides

Ideally a university should serve as a platform that helps an individual polish his/her skills and to excel in a profession. A university also serves as the stepping-stone to the professional world. Fortunately, King Saud University is one of those top institutions, which fully prepares its students for future challenges.
Recently, the university organized an event “The King’s ambition for the nation’s future” and this writer availed of the opportunity to attend the contest. Held under the patronage of the Riyadh emir, the competition was limited to female participants who are determined to serve their faith, nation and to build a strong future.
The daughters of the nation presented creative ideas on the occasion.
Their products were the outcome of women empowerment and development process to help them play their due roles in the advancement of a knowledge-based economy. The event was in line with the current trend to create communication channels between the universities, inventors and investors to increase investment opportunities and make effective use of our youngsters who have huge potential and the necessary skills to present their ideas creatively.
It was really an honor to witness those girls compete in expressing their love to their homeland. Behind their veils, they were similar in their dignified figures but from the inside, they were full of belief and ambition.
What was noticeable in the event was that the private sector was missing to provide the required mechanisms of support so that those girls could continue their projects.
Public-private partnership is very important for the realization of our national dreams. The event also showed that the Saudi women are not ignored or marginalized. They are full of innovative ideas and working to prove their mettle to their world in every sphere of life. Be it business or any other field, Saudi women are making progress.
We hope to see more of such events in future, as they help boost confidence in the participants and give them unique exposure to the outside world.
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