LONDON: Arabian Business magazine has listed 50 most inspirational businesswomen, among which six are Saudi women who has used their ambition, influence and experience to set the precedent in establishing their marks in their fields in the country.
The six women who were named in the list, who are a part of diverse fields like architecture and philanthropy, have contributed significantly to the metamorphosis that is happening in the Kingdom, the Arab World reported.
Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al-Saud is one among the six trailblazing women mentioned in the list. This secretary general and member of the board of trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies is regarded as the pioneer of women's empowerment in the Kingdom. The princess, who has launched her own publishing company in 2003, has magazine productions form Dubai, Cairo and Beirut. In 2017 at the Arab Woman of the Year Awards, she had won the Achievement in Philanthropy prize.
The inclusion of the founder and CEO of the Arab Institute for Women's Empowerment Mae Al-Mozaini on this year's list is not a surprise given that for Saudi Vision 2030 female empowerment in the Kingdom is stated as an important aspect. Added to that, Al-Mozaini is also the founder of Nusf, a social enterprise dedicated to helping advance the economic and social well-being of women across the Arab world.
Another inspiring name on this year's list is the group chief marketing and communications officer at ROSHN, Ghada Othman Alrumayan. ROSHN is a national community developer and Public Investment Fund project. Ione of the major residential real estate projects in Saudi Arabia was implemented by this group.
Mona Althagafi, Rabaa Abdulaziz Al-Othaim and Rasha Al-Hoshan were the other three Saudi women to be recognized.
With more than 20 years' experience holding various key posts in the government and the private sector, Althagafi, the country director for Saudi Arabia at Serco, is responsible for directing the British company's advancement in the Kingdom.
Al-Othaim, an Engineer and founder of 4A Architects, has done remarkable work in the Kingdom's health, hospitality, residential and commercial sectors, and was recognized by the award committee for the same.
Holding degrees in interior design and architecture from some of the world's top universities, Al-Hoshan is the owner and founder of interior design company, Rasha Al-Hoshan Est. She has introduced leading furniture brands like Nada Debs, Fendi Casa and B&B Italia to the Saudi market.