Iffat bint Mohammad Al Thunayan was an education activist and Saudi princess, she is also the wife of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. She is sometimes called Queen Iffat or Princess Iffat. She is known for her efforts in the improvement of Saudi education. She was the founder of Taif model school and the first girl's college in Saudi Arabia. Iffat was a visionary leader who played a key role in the development of Saudi Arabia's education.
Lubna Al-Olayan is a prominent businesswoman. Her father was the founder of the Olayan Group, which is one of the largest privately held conglomerates in the Middle East. She is currently the CEO and Deputy Chairperson of Olayan Financing Company (OFC), the holding company through which The Olayan Group’s trading, real estate, investment, consumer and industrial related operations are conducted in the Gulf region. The Olayan Group, founded in 1947, is a private multinational enterprise engaged in distribution, manufacturing, services, and investments. OFC operates or actively participates in more than 40 companies, often in partnership with leading multinationals. OFC is also one of the largest investors in the Saudi and regional stock markets.
Dr. Maha Al Muneef is a renowned pediatrician and child abuse expert from Saudi Arabia. She is the founder and executive director of the National Family Safety Program (NFSP), which is dedicated to preventing domestic violence and child abuse in Saudi Arabia.
Dr. Maha Bin Bakr is a beacon in women’s higher education leadership in Saudi Arabia. Throughout her career, she has led, taught, mentored, and researched, women’s leadership and empowerment in education.
Mishaal is a Saudi-American aeronautical engineer, aerospace entrepreneur, commercial pilot, speaker, and influencer. Born and raised in the United States of America, Mishaal developed a passion for science and engineering at a young age. Mishaal received two Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2006 and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2007 for her work.
Basmah Al Mayman was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. She studied at King Saud University and has a BA in English Literature and Linguistics and an MBA from Alfaisal University. Basmah started in her present post in 2018, making history as the first Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) national and the first female to head the GCC for the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). She outpaced hundreds of other candidates from around the globe. Basmah is the first Arab female to hold the Middle East Regional Director position of the UNWTO. In addition, since the organization's founding more than three decades ago, she is the first person from a member of the GCC to hold that position. In 2020, the World Bank named her one of the region's youngest CEOs.
Adah Almutairi is a prominent scientist, inventor, and entrepreneur from Saudi Arabia. She was born in 1976 in in Portland, Oregon, United States to Saudi parents. Prof. Almutairi lived in Jeddah, on the coast of the Red Sea of Saudi Arabia for 9 years before moving to Los Angeles in 1996 to begin her higher education. Adah Almutairi received her education in the United States. Almutairi parents wanted her to be a doctor, but Ms Almutairi chose math as her major before switching to chemistry in her second year. The lightbulb moment came when her tutor, the widely loved chemistry professor Tetsuo Otsuki, told her she was “a diamond in the dirt”.
Heba Al Mansour, better known by her stage name Haifaa Al Mansour, is a Saudi Arabian film director and screenwriter. She is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is known for her groundbreaking work promoting gender equality and women's rights.
Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was appointed Ambassador to the United States on February 23, 2019 by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz. She is the first woman in the country’s history to serve in the role of Ambassador. She presented her credentials to President Donald Trump on July 8, 2019.
Sarah is a prominent businesswoman and the first woman to chair the Saudi Arabian stock exchange, Tadawul. She is widely regarded as a trailblazer for women in business in Saudi Arabia and has been recognized for her contributions to the financial sector both in Saudi Arabia and internationally.