Saudi women courageously settle for challenges of know-how trade


By Samar Yahya

RIYADH — Mariam Al-Jishi, a pc engineer who has been within the know-how area workforce for nearly 9 years stated: “I’ve seen great shift within the recruitment of feminine executives within the know-how trade. Once I first began as a computer-engineering graduate, females had been hardly ever thought-about for technical roles. They had been as an alternative supplied administrative roles, after which moved to gross sales profile. Within the current situation, females are main technical groups, which I’m extraordinarily happy with. In the present day, women are shining in gross sales profile as nicely.”

Al-Jishi defined that Saudi women in engineering fields will not be solely competing regionally but additionally on worldwide ranges, with many females working overseas. Women’s contribution within the Saudi know-how group can be serving to the nation obtain Imaginative and prescient 2030 goals. Women are working in departments throughout the organizational construction and are excelling within the roles from gross sales to relationship administration to technical gross sales and mission administration.

She suggested Saudi women to at all times belief and consider in themselves and by no means let anybody query their capabilities.

As a gross sales technique and planning nation lead, Filwah Al-Henaki talked in regards to the challenges she may face within the know-how area and stated: “5 years in the past, as a contemporary graduate, it was tough to achieve the belief of the administration and construct good skilled relationships with my co-workers. Nevertheless, I used to be profitable and acknowledged by the nation administration for finest assist perform of the yr 2018 for my excellent accomplishment and innovation capability. Assembly the expectations of the senior administration, accepting challenges, being constant and understanding the corporate’s mission and targets had been few issues that helped me acquire belief of the bigger crew.”

Al-Henaki recommendation to the opposite aspiring Saudi women is: “You may be part of it. We see our nation, as an lively member of the G20, a bunch that contains the world’s strongest economies. With great ambition, we sit up for the Kingdom turning into a pioneering mannequin in all features, counting on the roles performed by our younger female and male residents, as we attempt to attain the targets of Imaginative and prescient 2030”.

Nada Saeed had a possibility to coach highschool college students, which was a pleasant expertise. “Sensing the ambition and curiosity of the brand new technology to discover the enterprise world was very satisfying. I felt proud to share my data with the scholars and encourage them to carry out nicely of their skilled lives. Based mostly on my expertise, I used to be thrilled to information and share insights on the necessities from a person within the know-how trade”.

Saeed was awarded the “Worker of the 12 months”. She stated that Saudi women are an necessary a part of the sustainable growth of the Kingdom, and their empowerment is significant in Saudi Arabia’s Nationwide Transformation Plan. “It’s the golden time for all of us as Saudi women to succeed. Taking duty of what we do, sharing our expertise and data, being formidable, welcoming challenges and, most significantly, respecting others whereas having a constructive perspective will at all times give us the possibility to attain our targets”.

Speaking about empowering Saudi women, Yasmeen Mariki, an HR advisor and one of many few Saudi women taking on this function, stated: “HPE believes, advocates and encourages women empowerment. That’s evident in my latest promotion to the HR Enterprise Accomplice for Central, Japanese Europe, Center East & Africa (CEEMA) area; World Discipline Supply (GFD) along with my present function as HR Supervisor for Saudi Arabia”.

Mariki defined the event in HR and women employment throughout her lengthy expertise that within the final 22 years of her profession, she had numerous alternatives to develop professionally and as a person within the HR area; programs, seminars, workshops and certifications, most of these alternatives had been by way of HPE.

“Moreover, the world is witnessing the adjustments by the federal government of Saudi Arabia to empower women by way of Imaginative and prescient 2030. This initiative has helped women undertake management roles in each private and non-private sector jobs. HPE additionally had a girl president & CEO and nonetheless has women at EVP and SVP degree, so I contemplate HPE as one of many pioneering and main firms in women empowerment.”



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