Saudi women welcome World Bank recognition of advances in empowerment

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Thu, 2021-02-25 21:22

RIYADH: The findings of a World Bank report about recent advances in the economic inclusion and empowerment of females in Saudi Arabia came as little surprise to the many women in the country already thriving in a wide range of jobs.
The Kingdom once again made significant progress compared with the previous year and ranks favorably alongside many advanced economies.

A Saudi female employee serves a customer at a hypermarket, newly launched by the operator LuLu and run by a team of women, in the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah, on Feb. 21, 2021. (AFP)
Wafa Alghamdi is director of life improvements with Mukatafah advocacy group in Riyadh. (Supplied)
Maha S. Albalawi is a legal counselor with Pamas Group. (Supplied)
Kholood Khaled Althekri is a public relations manager with Pamas Group in Riyadh. (Supplied)
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