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HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud Receives People First Leader Award

Another prestigious award for the honourable and compassionate Saudi royal who has become known as a champion for women’s and children’s rights.

HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud was recently presented with the People First Leader Award at the 8th Annual GCC GOV HR Summit 2020. The Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies was also named as an Honorary Advisory Board Member during the region’s biggest public sector human resources (HR) platform. 

The Saudi royal was recognised for her exemplary work and leadership skills while working for Alwaleed Philanthropies, which has initiated over 1,000 social welfare projects in over 189 countries, regardless of gender, race, or religion. In her role, HRH Princess Lamia has successfully led an all-female team in supporting community development, providing disaster relief, empowering women and youth, combatting poverty and improving cultural understanding through education. 

As a global advocate for women and youth empowerment, HRH Princess Lamia, who is also a Board of Trustees member at the body that collaborates with a range of other philanthropic, governmental, and educational organisations, held a keynote session. And she touched on the key areas that communities and governments need to focus on in order to eradicate inequalities, create economic opportunities and promote access to resources for people across the region.

“I am extremely honoured and humbled to be the recipient of the People First Leader Award and a special thanks to the organising committee for selecting me as the Honorary Advisory Board Member for this event,” the hardworking HRH Princess Lamia said. “Every milestone I have achieved to date at Alwaleed Philanthropies is a result of the team’s collaborative work and drive to create a better future for those in need.”

She also said Alwaleed Philanthropies has taken great steps to support women and youth in the workplace all over the Middle East. She added it is essential to keep on binding “the spirit of collaboration in order to meet our collective goal; a more equal and prosperous world for all” once the pandemic is over. 

Themed ‘From Reaction to Response, From Rethinking to Reinventing, From Rebooting to Returning Transformed’, the GCC GOV HR Summit 2020 brought together leaders across the region with the top objective of recognising and encouraging HR professionals. The three-day hybrid event connected reimagined and established impactful tools and models to inspire the next generation too. 

Guided by the vision of His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, Al Alwaleed Philanthropies aims to contribute to a world of tolerance, acceptance, equality and opportunity for all. Managed by 10 Saudi females, the association is deeply commitment to supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged communities to create a better, more sustainable future. 

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