Friday, August 1, 2008

Women in Business in Saudi Arabia

Continuing with the "Women in Business in ....." theme

From an article in the Middle East North Africa Financial News:
"Adbul Rahman al-Zamil, a Shoura Council member and leading businessman, has called for the establishment of women-only industrial zones as part of efforts to create more job opportunities for Saudi women.

Speaking to Al-Madinah daily, he urged authorities to provide Saudi women industrialists with financial and logistic support. He said greater participation of women in the industrial sector would contribute to increasing society's productivity and family income. He emphasized that women should be given production areas inside cities and not in far-off places.

The Shoura Council is currently studying an industrial strategy presented by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Al-Zamil said, adding that the consultative body would pass it shortly."

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