Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, affirmed that the Saudi Vision 2030 contributed to create more opportunities for women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, encouraging women throughout the Kingdom to take advantage of programs designed to enhance their skills in various economic sectors.
This came in Princess Reema’ speech during “Igniting Women’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Saudi Arabia” workshop, hosted by the Atlantic Council’s empowerME Initiative in partnership with the U.S. Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the American Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia’s Women in Business Committee, with the participation of U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Martina Strong.
Princess Reema bint Bandar and the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia praised the economic and social reforms in the Kingdom, which contributed to enhancing business opportunities for women-owned enterprises.
The Princess added that the reforms, led by His Royal Highness the Crown Prince and his keenness to support and empower citizens, including youth and women, have contributed in implementing historical steps in various fields, especially in enhancing the opportunities of the male and female entrepreneurs.
The U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia highlighted that in today’s digital economy, new sectors and opportunities are being generated and expanded every single day.
“We want to see many more women take their rightful place of leadership in the economy and across Saudi society”, she added. The “Igniting Women’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Saudi Arabia” workshop was the first of five workshops planned for this year aimed at connecting U.S. and Saudi business leaders and entrepreneurs to expand opportunities and build relationships.