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.