Educated and raised under America’s influence, Princess Reema Bint Bandar al-Saud has been named as Saudi Arabia’s first female envoy to the United States. Her appointment makes it clear that the Kingdom is marching ahead, and beginning to break out of gender inequality in its society.
The times today have brought drastic political changes and this path-breaking announcement illustrates how life is changing in Saudi Arabia. Saudi women are no longer supposed to be guided by men or driven by men. They have been provided with equal status and past customs have been proven to be wrong. It is apparent with increasing opportunities opening for the women in KSA’s traditional society.
Being widely viewed as a vocal face of women’s rights, the royal princess bares what practical life is really like in her country, although certain news reports often upset other more rosy realities.
Following her return to the country in the year 2005, she had worked both in the private and the public sector. Holding various business positions including chief executive officer of a Riyadh-based foreign retail company in its portfolio, she has executed her work efficiently.
There isn’t an iota of doubt about it. Her standing as an envoy will restore a semblance of order, and she must have felt fortunate to find herself at an exalted position after her father’s exit for the country’s deputy defence ministership.
The present holds so much promise for Princess Reema.