The empowerment of women has long been a passion for Hind Al-Zahid, manager of the Businesswomen Center at the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
She has led a number of strategies to empower Saudi women so that they can contribute effectively to the economic development of the country.
A mother of two, Khalid and Alia, in 2011 Al-Zahid started her own business, co-founding Zoha Arabia Trading Company, which focuses on the fashion sector. Forbes Arabia recognized her business talent and success when it featured her as one of the most promising entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia.
She has also been part of many government delegations and given presentations on business-related subjects to regional and international audiences.
Al-Zahid has been a board member of the OQAL angel investors platform since 2016, and a member of the advisory committees of Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University and King Faisal University, and served on various other committees.
In 2017, she was nominated to become the first female board member in the Saudi aviation industry, at Dammam Airports Company.