Prominent Saudi women honored in Riyadh

Princess Hessa Bint Salman Bin Abdulaziz honored 37 prominent Saudi women

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Saudi Princess Hessa Bint Salman Bin Abdulaziz honored 37 prominent Saudi women, including Deputy Minister of Education Noura Al-Faiz, and Huda Al-Ameel, president of Princess Noura University, at a function held in Riyadh on Sunday.

The function also marked the launching of Innovative Woman Prize for 2015, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

Speaking on the occasion, Princess Hessa highlighted the significant role being played by Saudi women in all walks of life.

“They are making contributions not only in the education field but also in lawmaking and decision making through their membership in the Shoura Council and the municipal councils.

“They are instrumental in accelerating the wheel of nation’s progress and development in addition to strengthening the feelings of loyalty and patriotism in the wake of the ongoing Decisive Storm Operation,” Princess Hessasaid while drawing attention to the position of woman in Islam as the first guard to the safety of family.

The function was also attended by Princess Noura Bint Muhammad, wife of Riyadh Emir Prince Faisal Bin Bandar, several other princesses, Shoura Council members, businesswomen, and spouses of diplomats.

Prominent women who made remarkable contributions in the fields of lawmaking, decision making, medicine, business, administration, education, media, social work, literature and arts were awarded letters of appreciation and shields.

They included a number of Shoura Council members including Dr. Wafa Tayyibah, Dr. Hanan Al-Ahmadi, Dr. Thurayya Obeid and Dr. Thurayya Al-Areedh.

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