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Technology & IT | Monday 11 May, 2020 4:10 pm |

In cooperation between Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University and Microsoft Arabia, in a lecture to empower Saudi women to the labour-market within the Women Leaders 2030 initiative

Microsoft Arabia, in cooperation with Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, organized a virtual session entitled "The importance of self-evaluation in terms of strengths, weaknesses and available opportunities", within the initiative of the "Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development - Women Leaders 2030", where more than 300 candidates from the initiative were invited representing Future women leaders from the public and private sectors, and the initiative was held on the “Microsoft Teams” platform.


The session was presented by the financial director of “Microsoft Arabia” Ms. Walaa Shaheen, who talked about the importance of self-evaluation in terms of strengths, weaknesses and available opportunities, and raised a number of questions on the subject of self-evaluation, among them: How do I evaluate myself? With whom do I compete? How do I grow? How do I find opportunities? What is the biggest challenge that may face me? She has also presented a number of effective means in developing self-evaluation skills and providing the trainees with skills in dealing with different human patterns and the art of investing the available opportunities.


During the session, she touched on the importance of overcoming the challenges that a woman faces in her personal life, and how to transform those challenges into strengths that enable a woman to achieve excellence and success in her working life, while she was reviewing her personal experience as a leading Saudi woman, a wife, and a mother of several children at the same time. These difficulties did not hinder her career. Today, she is the financial manager of “Microsoft Arabia” along with her other activities.


Mrs. Shaheen pointed to the great support enjoyed by Saudi women during the era of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman, and the era of His Royal Highness, Prince Muhammad bin Salman - may God preserve them - and she has indicated, during the participations in the session, the importance of investing this support and positive stimulating climate for creativity and development in overcoming all difficulties until becoming a successful woman leader to achieve the slogan (Women Leaders 2030).


On the other hand, the operational director of the initiative, Eng. Ohoud Al-Tareer,  stated to the executing agency from Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University, that the leadership training and mentoring initiative for women’s cadres aims to establish a global program with high training competencies to train women leaders, and graduate a group of leaders to raise the employment rate for women in leadership positions and raising awareness of women's participation in the labour-market and in economic work.


And she thanked Microsoft Arabia for its initiative to provide these sessions that would achieve the goals of the initiative to provide support and motivation for the initiative's graduates.


It is worth noting that Microsoft Arabia, as a pioneer in the field of technology, is interested in supporting young people and encouraging entrepreneurs, and has special programs for investment in developing young leaders, through which these programs aim to develop youth skills and empower youth competencies.


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