1998 News Story

Businesswomen's meeting planned for next March

During the Cairo International Fair scheduled for March, 1999, there will take place the second meeting of Arab women in business, under the theme: 'Toward an Arab Common Market'. Saudi Arabia, as one of the most important economies in the Middle East, is fundamental to a strong common market, and the aim of the meeting is to support Arab businesswomen and help them balance their careers with their traditional roles. It is hoped that a federation of Arab businesswomen will be established, with the support of the League of Arab States. Ms. Khadija Abdullah Abdulrahman, a Saudi businesswoman and owner of 'Top Kitchens', regards the upcoming meeting as a good chance to expose the progress of the Saudi economy and also for women in business in Saudi Arabia to make contacts with their counterparts in Egypt.