JEDDAH: More than 200 graduates from more than 20 countries who completed a women’s leadership program will be honored in Riyadh on Monday.
Qiyadat Global-Georgetown gives participants the leadership skills needed to thrive in the public and private sectors, as well as in nonprofit organizations.
The women addressed leadership skills in decision-making, organizational change management and organizational performance, and interaction with stakeholders.
They came from different backgrounds: 16 percent were from the financial sector, 14 percent were from the education field, and 12 percent were from healthcare. Others had backgrounds in energy, technology, chemicals, media, and communications.
Of the participants, 42 percent had a bachelor’s degree, 47 percent had a master’s degree, and 9 percent had doctorates.
The graduates expressed their gratitude for the program, despite the conditions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
They were also grateful for the wide range of academic coverage, the diversity of nationalities among the participants, and their interaction with each other.
Qiyadat Global-Georgetown represents a contribution toward achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
The 17 goals include education, particularly the quality of education at all levels, gender equality, sustainable economic growth and decent work for all.
Countries have been formulating strategies to target the development of communities while also addressing social concerns such as quality of education, universal coverage of healthcare, provision of social protection, and job creation.