MEI – The Rise of Women in the Arab World

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A presentation by H.R.H. Princess Basmah Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Middle East Institute
1319 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host H.R.H. Princess Basmah Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz for a discussion about the successes and challenges of women entrepreneurs in the Arab world and strategies for advancing female-led businesses and women in leadership positions.

H.R.H. Princess Basmah argues that the greater engagement of women in the workforce and in leadership posts is key to ensuring a more prosperous and peaceful region. She will discuss her experiences and insights, including the launch of a regional campaign to empower businesswomen.

Amb. Wendy Chamberlin, president of MEI, will moderate the discussion.
H.R.H. Basmah Bint Saud Bin Abdulaziz – Founder, Inseed

Her Royal Highness Princess Basmah began her career in journalism, writing for Al-Medina Weekly Newspaper, Al-Hayat, Al-Ahram, Nisf al-Dunya, and Sayidaty English magazine. In 2008 she established her company, Inseed, comprised of four brands, three in catering and one in media. She has also developed The Lanterns United Global, a global network of people and organizations working towards a more egalitarian world. In addition, she founded a UK-based research center, Global United Research and Analysis (GURA), offering social, developmental, and economic research. The Fourth Way Law, Her Royal Highness’ proposed global constitution, received EU accreditation in 2014. She is currently managing and opening branches of her companies in Saudi Arabia. She is the granddaughter of Saudi Arabia’s founder, King Abdulaziz, and the youngest child of his son King Saud.