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Lubna al-Olayan (Saudi Financier/Businesswoman)

... the Jeddah Economic Forum. Ms. Lubna S. Olayan is the chief executive officer of the Olayan Financing Company (OFC), the holding entity for the Olayan Group's operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi ...

Zainah Anwar (Islamic Feminist)

Zainah Anwar’s great grandfather, an Islamic scholar who divided his time between Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, married an Abyssinian slave girl he bought in Mecca. Her grandfather had a total of seven ...

Awww C'mon KSA: Let The Girls Play!

It's almost three years since I made my second of two business visits to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (I was living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the time). Apparently things haven't changed much sin ...

Muna AbuSulayman (UN Goodwill Ambassador)

...  co-host of one of MBC TV’s most popular social programs, Kalam Nawaem (“Softly Speaking”). In 2005, she became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to be appointed by the United Nations Development Program a ...

Shhhh...Susan's in Saudi

Susan notes October 26, 2011: tonight I will join a discussion on Here Women Talk regarding the growing demands of women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be given the right to drive. I thought it might ...

20 Reasons Why We Still Need The "F" Word

... by a husband or boyfriend. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz, a leading religious authority in Saudi Arabia, declared in 2004: “Allowing women to mix with men is the root of every evil and catastrophe.”  ...

Some Saudi Women Make Workplace Progress

... where the strict rules on segregation are easily enforced. Click here to read the full story: By AFP Yahoo! / Maktoob News Related Links: More About Saudi Arabia on AWR  ...

Saudi Mom Fundraises For Al Qaeda

... s on education and psychology. Shehri, a former Guantanamo Bay inmate who returned to Saudi Arabia and then fled to Yemen, specifically demanded the release of Heila al-Qusayyer, who had been arrest ...
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