Saudi Women Breaking Boundaries: Princess Reema Swears in as the Ambassador to US!
Some consider them baby steps, and others think they are giant and risky leaps, but everyone knows that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is moving towards liberating their women.
From allowing women to drive to integrating them in the social and policial life, the kingdom is definitely showing the world that there is a new Saudi Arabia that is more free and liberal. We’ve paid a lot of attention to Saudi women, and how they are constantly breaking boundaries on all social and political spheres, and now we’re highlighting the breakthrough of Princess Reema!
Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan was sworn in on Tuesday, as the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States of America! This makes the princess the first female envoy from the kingdom in history. The Princess replaced Prince Khalid bin Salman, the younger brother of the Saudi Crown Prince, who was appointed Vice Defense Minister in Saudi Arabia.
The princess is following her father’s footsteps, as he was also the Saudi ambassador to the states between 1983 and 2005. She spent years in the states while her father was in office, where she graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in museum studies. She then interned at L’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris and at the Sackler Gallery of Art in Washington.
The princess has proven herself as a leader in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. She has also played a huge leading role in advocating female empowerment in the kingdom.