Meet Trailblazing Saudi Women Empowering Communities, Shattering Barriers with Resilience
These inspiring Saudi women are at the forefront of progress, courageously breaking down barriers, and driving positive change in their communities. Their unwavering resilience and determination inspire others to follow in their footsteps.
Hawazen Al-Hassoun, COO at PwC Middle East
In July 2022, Hawazen Al-Hassoun became the first woman COO at PwC Middle East, Saudi Arabia. With over 10 years of experience in local and international companies, she excels in driving operational excellence, efficiency, and strategic initiatives. Al-Hassoun held diverse roles in areas like human capital, recruitment, banking, compliance, and risk management. Recognized for her achievements, she received banking excellence awards while at JPMorgan. As Vice President at Credit Suisse Saudi Arabia, she played a vital role in establishing the bank's operational framework and leading transformative initiatives. Armed with a bachelor's degree in English literature and a master's degree in business management, she is a trailblazer for Saudi women in leadership.
Yasminah Abbas, Investors Relations Head at Banque Saudi Fransi
Yasminah Abbas, a pioneering career banker, was recently appointed as Banque Saudi Fransi's Investor Relations Head, a groundbreaking achievement in Saudi Arabia's banking industry. With over two decades of experience, she has held diverse roles within the bank, including client relationship management and strategic initiatives. Notably, she served as the deputy head of business management for the wholesale banking group, contributing to its growth and partnerships. Yasminah holds executive leadership certifications from prestigious institutions like Wharton Business School and Georgetown University. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the American University of Beirut and is currently pursuing the CIRO Certification program.
Moudhy bin Jurais, GM of Organizational Culture at Saudi Commission for Health Specialties
Moudhy bin Jurais, the GM of Organizational Culture at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, is dedicated to fostering a strong work ethic in government and semi-government organizations. Recognizing the profound impact of organizational culture on employees and employers alike, she considers it a guiding structure for behavior that aligns with the organization's principles and boosts commitment to its objectives. Bin Jurais has a varied professional background, including roles in staff welfare, happiness department, project management, and business development. Throughout her journey, she has contributed to various programs and initiatives to enhance employee well-being, productivity, and professional development. Her expertise in leadership and customer relations has been invaluable in driving business growth and success. At Riyadh Bank, she played a crucial role in developing program policies and strategies to achieve outstanding results. Bin Jurais continues to advocate for the significance of organizational culture as an essential factor in supporting business continuity operations and fostering innovation and creativity within organizations.