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In the news: US university to provide demand-driven training to 50 Saudi women

November 9th, 2021

Arab News

JEDDAH: The US Consulate General in Jeddah, the University of Iowa, and Education For Employment have launched a one-year project to train Saudi women from the western region on entrepreneurship skills in new emerging sectors like IT, real estate and e-commerce. 

The project will provide 50 young women with professional training and connections to local and international mentors that are necessary to start their businesses in line with Saudi Vision 2030.  

The project is an initiative that provides demand-driven training linked to mentorship by successful Saudi and US businesswomen.  

The Western Saudi Arabia Venture School for Women project is designed to “put new entrepreneurial tools into the hands of Saudi women,” said Dimy Doresca, director of the Institute for International Business at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. 

“We will nurture and empower women in Saudi Arabia to become examples of social and economic success in their communities.”