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As the Women’s Economic Forum KSA 2018 kicks off in Riyadh on March 19, the event will see business leaders, investors, government officials, entrepreneurs, and artists getting together to discuss various issues pertaining to Saudi Arabia’s economic transformation.

This year, the forum will be hosted under the theme “Let’s Talk About Tomorrow.” Supported by Saudi Aramco, the forum focuses on expediting the ongoing process of women empowerment, while simultaneously facilitating discussions on a diverse range of topics and fostering cross-sector collaborations. It also provides a platform for business in the KSA to join forces and explore different avenues for diversification and investment opportunities.

When it comes to women empowerment, the forum conducts multiple sessions to explore new opportunities for women in different sectors and niches. The ultimate objective of these sessions is to debate, discuss, and brainstorm to enable greater participation of women and youth in Saudi’s economy.

Overall, there are five key pillars that collectively form the essence of the Women Economic Forum KSA:

  1. Economic Empowerment
  2. Innovation,
  3. Saudization,
  4. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and
  5. Entrepreneurship

And yes, the forum is also headline-grabbing given that it brings together a pool of really high-profile business leaders and public figures.