Saudi Arabia Appoints 10 Women To Senior Roles In Holy Mosques

BY Aneri Shah / Aug 18 2020 / 11:00 AM

The recruitment efforts aim to "empower Saudi women with high qualifications and capabilities” by offering them senior roles within the two holy mosques, as part of Vision 2030's plan

Saudi Arabia Appoints 10 Women To Senior Roles In Holy Mosques

As a part of Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 plan to boost female employment throughout the Kingdom, Saudi Arabia has appointed 10 women to senior leadership roles within the two holy mosques of Makkah and Medina, across a variety of departments which include administration and technical.

According to Arabian Business, the recruitment drive was aimed at "empowering Saudi women with high qualifications and capabilities." This comes after the two holy mosques previously recruited 41 women in leadership positions in 2018.

Part of the prince’s Vision 2030 plan is to increase the number of women in employment within the Kingdom, along with diversifying the country’s economy. Women holding senior positions at religious institutions is rare within the Kingdom.

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