Women Choice and PwC co-launch career accelerator for Saudi women

21 May 2024 Consultancy-me.com 2 min. read

Women Choice has teamed up with PwC to launch a new accelerator program specifically for mid-career Saudi women.

The program kicked off with a successful pilot event last month in Riyadh, marking the beginning of a series of workshops that welcomes 25 women per session from diverse industries.

The first session covered the fundamentals of business development, touching upon best practices and case studies on how to build effective and long-lasting relationships with clients. Key objective of the program is to equip Saudi women with leadership skills and business acumen that can help them progress their career.

Women Choice and PwC co-launch career accelerator for Saudi women

Women Choice is an international organisation dedicated to advancing the careers of women in the Middle East and Africa region. Founded and led by Nezha Alaoui, its mission is to help employ 1 million women across the Middle East and Africa by 2030.

The fresh program adds to Women Choice’s expanding curriculum for women, with PwC acting as the delivery partner for the latest accelerator.

“We are honoured to be partnering with a renowned organisation such as PwC which has been constantly supporting projects that help women grow their careers or entrepreneurial projects. With this accelerator program, we are joining forces between the PwC and Women Choice teams in order to bring even more impacting results for women across industries and segments in Saudi,” said Alaoui.

Samar Sayegh, Partner at PwC and Middle East Leader of its Academy, said the collaboration is in line with PwC’s objective to actively contribute to women’s workforce participation in Saudi Arabia and helping women unlock their full potential. “All over the world, leaders recognise that boosting women’s’ workforce participation at work is not just a moral imperative, but also has a significant measurable impact on the sustained performance of the organisation.”

Further reading: Regional economies can bloom with more women in the workforce.

“At PwC, we are deeply committed to supporting the economic and societal growth across the region and our collaboration with Women Choice further reinforces this commitment. We are excited to see the difference this makes to the next-gen women leaders of Saudi Arabia,” Sayegh concluded.