Renad Ismail is a young Saudi woman from Jeddah who moved from the western coast of Saudi Arabia to the eastern region where she first started her journey with Saudi Aramco in her ambition of becoming a successful chemical engineer.
Five years ago, that ambition came to fruition when Aramco sent Renad abroad to Britain for a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the Imperial College of London.
“I was very excited because it was my dream to study chemical engineering but it was not offered as a major in Saudi Arabia,” Renad said during her interview in Al Arabiya’s special documentary on women leaders of Saudi Aramco.
“Of course we female engineers are considered the minority but I think it is a very positive, because as we are in the minority, it’ll translate into more job opportunities, which means that we will be able to participate in more work conferences as well,” she added.
Watch the full Al Arabiya English documentary about women leaders of Saudi Aramco.
EXCLUSIVE: Women leaders of Saudi AramcoThe diversification of economic and human resources is a key element in Saudi Arabia's largest economic and social reform process in its history ... Features
Meet Aramco’s Sarah Alsaif, a Stanford-educated Saudi female petroleum engineerSarah Alsaif is one of the first Saudi female petroleum reservoir engineers to study abroad at Stanford University and is part of several women in ... Features
When did Aramco send its first Saudi female student to study abroad?In an interview with Al Arabiya English, Aramco's Chief Executive Officer, Amin H. Nasser said in that the company began offering scholarships to ... Features
VIDEO: An inside look at Saudi Aramco’s driving school for womenIn conjunction with Saudi Arabia’s historic decision to lift the ban against women drivers, which came into effect on June 24, Saudi Aramco ... Features