Saudi Aramco participated as a lead sponsor in the Women in Leadership Economic Forum titled ‘Let’s Talk about Tomorrow’, which took place during 19-20 March in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
At the forum’s opening session, Yaser Mufti, vice president, strategy and market analysis, Saudi Aramco, said: “Saudi Aramco has a long history in female recruitment and more importantly their empowerment and development in the energy sector. The company continues these efforts to foster diversity and to increase female participation in the national economy.”
Mufti added: “In Saudi Aramco, women have always proved themselves, assumed senior leadership positions, enjoyed equal opportunities in various fields, and they continue to unleash their full potential constantly.”
The forum brought together around 1,000 business leaders, entrepreneurs, diversity champions and policy-makers from across the Kingdom to advance women in leadership and address the challenges facing Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Aramco’s participation at the event included Lamah Al-Khayyal, head, Women Development and Diversity Division; Einas Ashgar, COO, Waed Entrepreneurship Center; and Colin Sloman, director, management and professional development.
The Women Development and Diversity Division in Saudi Aramco, along with a number of women from other subsidiaries, participated in a number of panel discussions, in addition to a workshop titled ‘Courage to Create Tomorrow’.
The forum tackled several topics, including economic empowerment, Saudisation, diversity and inclusion, innovation and entrepreneurship, and refining, processing and marketing of hydrocarbon energy.