Women in KSA: Islamic principles stated in the Qur'an and the
Management Roles - Women in KSA
By definition, an abaya is a loose, usually black robe, worn by women in public for “modesty”; it can also be worn with a headscarf and veil. In the KSA, all abayas are black, but they all vary based on different fabrics and designs. Within recent years, abayas have come a long way to include beautiful colored embroidery, beading, gems, crystals and ribbon, making them more attractive than before. For many girls and women living in the KSA, abayas are a fashion statement. A lot of effort can be put into finding the perfect abaya that is eye-catching and nicely tailored, and many ladies often have more than one abaya for different occasions. Religious police have tried unsuccessfully to limit access to these fashionable abayas, claiming that decorated abayas do not represent modesty. Depending on your view, that may be true, but what woman wants to look like a “dementor” all the time?
reported that 28.4% of women in KSA are overweight
Dr Hiba Al Ali, founder and chief executive officer of Innovations Strategic Management Consulting and winner of this year’s Finance Award, said: “It is an honour to be recognised amongst such an extraordinary group of women. These awards go a long way in not only recognising the successes of women in KSA, but in highlighting the development of the role of women in the region”