Sayidaty honors women’s excellence and creativity

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Updated 19 December 2017

Sayidaty honors women’s excellence and creativity

Sayidaty honors women’s excellence and creativity

JEDDAH: Sayidaty magazine held its annual awards ceremony for women’s excellence and creativity in Jeddah on Sunday, in the presence of dignitaries, community representatives and reporters from various local media outlets.
Twelve Saudi females, distinguished by their creativity, innovation and uniqueness in eight different fields were honored including Princess Rima Bint Bandar Bin Sultan for the sports category; Noha Al-Yousuf and Dr. Magda Abu Ras for management; Sulafeh Batrji and Dr. Malak abu Nuri in the category of education; Hind Al-Fahad in the field of art and culture; Dr. Malak Al-Thaqafi and Dr. Khawla Al-Kareeh for medicine and science; Lulwa Abdullah for the disability challenge category; Rania Nashar and Reem Asaad for economics; and Amal Al-Mualami for humanitarian and social work.
Sayidaty Editor-in-Chief Mohammed Al-Harthy described the historical shift that Saudi Arabia lives by as the “Golden Era” in which women were honored with a number of supportive resolutions. “Societies that breathe through two lungs rather than one are always healthier,” he said.
He noted, noting that women are partners with men in building nations toward a bright future.
Institutions and men who contributed to the empowerment and support of women were honored as well including the MiSK Charitable Society; chairman of the board and president of the Abdul Latif Jameel Group, Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel; and Khaled Al-Khudair the CEO of Glowork.
Award winners talked to Arab News and gave a boost to motivate ambitious Saudi women.
Dr. Sulafeh Batirji, executive president of the Droob Waqf Company, the second waqf company to be registered in the Kingdom, told Arab News: “It is really great of Sayidaty magazine to remind us of how great Saudi women are. I am really proud to be among these awarded women as each one of them has excelled in her field.”
Dr. Malak Abu Nuri, assistant professor and dean of higher education and scientific research at Effat University told Arab News: “It is our responsibility as women to raise our society, the young ladies and the new generation to make a greater Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We shouldn’t be afraid of challenging ourselves and following our dreams because we have a better present and we will defiantly will have a better future.”
The ceremony was hosted by the well-known Saudi presenter from Rotana Khalijiiah Kholood Al-Nimr.
Sayidaty (about her), a weekly Arabic and a monthly English women’s magazine, offers an intimate look into the lives of influential Arab women through award-winning features and fascinating real-life stories. It is published in both Dubai and Beirut, and distributed throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and America. It is among the most popular magazines in Saudi Arabia.