Mastercard has launched “Her Voice,” a podcast series that is aimed at amplifying inspiring female stories in Saudi Arabia and the region. The series, hosted by Raha Moharrak, features six episodes. As well as having a distinct theme representing the qualities of high-achieving women: Fearless, Limitless, Driven, Resilient, Dynamic and Priceless, each episode chronicles the story of one special female guest in her own voice.
“The single best thing we can do for our economies and for our families is to equally include more women both socially and at work,” Emon Shakoor, one of the guests, said. The Founder & CEO of Blossom Accelerator, Saudi Arabia's first tech-inclusion and female focused accelerator, added, "Inclusivity is imperative; when women succeed, we all succeed. Including more women in work and life brings about greater economic returns, and more innovation, resulting in happier communities.”
To celebrate the introduction of the series, the global technology company in the payments industry and King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) joined forces to host a special event to shine the spotlight on rousing stories in the Kingdom. A panel session to celebrate the successes of women saw the moderator, Moharrak, the youngest Arab and first Saudi woman to climb Mount Everest and the Seven Summits, welcome four amazing women. These included HRH Princess Fahda Al Saud, Co-Founder at The Traveling Panther, an experience design company, and Saniya Abdulaal, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of fresh cold pressed juice and nut-milk producer and distributor Perfectly Pressed. Arwa Al Ali, Founder and CEO of Creative Pathways, and Maria Medvedeva, Vice President, Country Business Development Lead for Saudi Arabia & Bahrain, Mastercard, were also part of the discussion. They shared their challenges, success stories, experiences and advice in their own unique way in order to inspire other women.
“To unlock the power of the female economy, we have to include all women in the economy. At Mastercard, we are committed to connecting women entrepreneurs to digital solutions and the knowledge they need to grow,” Medvedeva said. “The inspiration that women can offer other women is an extremely powerful motivator, and “Her Voice” podcast series will further support our efforts in Saudi Arabia and beyond to build a better and more inclusive world for all.”
Tune in to ‘Her Voice’ podcast series on www.Priceless.com/HerVoice.