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Gender Equality Is Crucial For Middle East’s Economic Growth: Forbes Women’s Summit

Over three consecutive days, the Forbes Middle East Women’s Summit in Saudi Arabia shed light on the leading role that women in the Middle East region are playing in business, touching on equality, entrepreneurship, and empowerment as key areas women have notable contributions across, as well as exploring solutions that invest in the future of women in the region.

The participants asserted that establishing gender equality immediately brings to the region’s economic prosperity, despite the region’s economy struggling since March 2022, when the Russian-Ukrainian conflict erupted.

“Our common goal is to get to know each other better in order to seek alignments and possibly work together for common goals,” said Princess Noura Bint Faisal Al Saud, summit chairman and creator of Saudi Fashion Week.

She added, “As the kingdom’s ambitions drive us all forward to 2030 and beyond, I invite you all to join me in forging a path where we are crafting the culture and sharing stories.”

“I believe that the story we are creating here is about sharing our knowledge, passion, love, care, ideas, solutions, and more,” said Khuloud Al Omian, the CEO of Forbes Middle East.

The summit, which concluded on Tuesday and hosted more than 400 participants and women speakers who proved they are leaders and innovative in the field they are working in, provided a platform for a series of expert programming and networking opportunities with women from across all sectors, along with activities, and workshops designed to empower and support women in business.


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