Industry Updates

'SAMENA Daily' - News

Princess Nourah University inaugurates the leadership center and graduates 60 Saudi women leaders

The Women’s Leadership Center at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University launched a leadership program in strategic partnership with stc, the Saudi digital enabler to develop female leaders and enhance their effective role in the labor market. In addition, the center located at the university, will provide a six-month training program, and workshops, field visits, and extracurricular activities, with the participation of 30 male and female trainers.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Her Excellency the Director of Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Prof. Dr. Enas bint Suleiman Al-Issa, and the CEO of stc Group, Eng. Olayan bin Mohammed Alwetaid.The inauguration witnessed the graduation of the first batch of the program, which included 60 female leaders. Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University and stc seek to enhance the leadership skills of the national female calibers and support government institutions and agencies to work on developing future leaders, to enable females face the challenges across the Saudi labor market, in addition to promoting the use of effective practices, that provides an enabled working environment, to expanding the scope of their leadership role.

In a speech delivered during the ceremony, Eng. Abdullah Abdulrahman Alkanhl, Group Chief Strategy Officer of stc said: “Saudi women receives great attention by our wise leadership, to develop and enhance their capabilities and in contribution to the vision’s goals an allocation has been made to ensure an increase in women’s participation in the labor market. From this point, the steps of the relevant authorities have accelerated to cooperate and support female calibers and leaders to become an effective partner in the national development of the economic, social, scientific, cultural and digital fields. stc Group is committed to its vital role in supporting the digital and economic growth of the Kingdom, and stc has launched several initiatives and programs to support and empower women and promising leaders in the ICT sector.”

The (Leadership) program aims to introduce trainees to the latest leadership models and concepts, develop their leadership skills, enhance their self-awareness as a leader, as well as identify and study organizational approaches towards leadership and development. Furthermore, the program identifies the leadership requirements in the digital age and shed light on Saudi women’s experiences in leadership and the challenges that they face in the work environment, as well as building a supportive professional network.

The inauguration of the center is initiated from the university’s strategy to empower women, and the center’s contribution to raising the volume of Saudi women in leadership positions, in order to achieve the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by supporting women leaders across all fields. stc also places the concept of empowering women as a priority to provide, enable and support the overall environment for women, whether in terms of qualification, training or providing tools and means that enable them to progress and become the partners in the development process.

Source: Press Release

LS2024 Banner