The act of counting backward to bringing the curtain down on 2021 has begun. Our lives were interrupted during the past two years due to COVID-19, but for me, it has been an exciting mess because I began to reflect by counting the accomplishments women like me made at such challenging moments.
I thought about my achievements for this year, and identified other Saudi women’s achievements during 2021, only to recognize that we can do more as women.
The best thing I can do here is to illustrate the excellence so many Saudi women have achieved. I believe they are worth pondering because they deliver inspirational messages to all women worldwide.
In the field of empowerment in Saudi Arabia, we have started to witness a massive transformation regarding enablement. The most important part here is the generous support made towards Saudi women, as we have heard and seen from the decision-makers in our government and institutions.
In education, I was pleased to see a woman spokesperson presenting the Ministry of Education, projecting the local and global standards of learning here in the Kingdom.
In the field of empowerment in Saudi Arabia, we have started to witness a massive transformation regarding enablement.
Noor A. Al-Naboud
It is worth highlighting the royal approval issued for the establishment of the Sarah Al-Sudairi Center for Women’s Studies at Princess Nourah University. This center will highlight the intelligent initiatives, scientific and researches abilities of Saudi women.
I am also glad to see women taking their place in the diplomatic sector; the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Sweden Enas Ahmed Al-Shahwan, for instance, has outstanding accomplishments to her name.
Saudi women had another achievement in the sports sector; the Saudi Arabia Football Federation launched its first women’s regional league. It is nice to see female footballers recognized for their incredible skills, and it is great to know that my colleague, Manal Q., is among them as a team member of Al-Yamama Football Club. I was surprised to see the passion of the young members of the club, who built the team up and up since 2009, to the point that it has been supported officially by the SAFF this year.
The act of achieving is an ongoing process, as I always believe; it starts with a passion and ends with a commitment. It begins when we decide to use all our potential and talents.
Yes, I’m very proud to state where we were, and where we are today. Still, thanks for the blessed and vital decisions made by our wise government and leaders, King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, for the sake of keeping the Saudi woman ranked among the most successful in developed countries.
• Noor A. Al-Naboud is a writer and insurance expert. Twitter: @moionlynoor