Princess Noura bint Faisal to chair Forbes Middle East Women’s Summit

Forbes Middle East has appointed Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud as the chair of the Women’s Summit 2023.

The summit will bring together the world’s most talented and accomplished women from all spheres of society and sectors in Riyadh from May 21-23.

The summit aims to examine the most important issues, refute out-of-date perceptions, and spark deep connections among a multigenerational global network of innovative women.

“We are so honored to have Princess Noura bint Faisal Al-Saud as the chairperson for our Women’s Summit. We chose to appoint Princess Noura to this position as she is a young role model working to promote Saudi Arabia’s culture and tourism industry. She works hard to support and empower women in all sectors,” said Khuloud Al-Omian, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Middle East.

“The value of a powerful community cannot be underestimated, and this is the mantra fueling our vision of gathering the world’s most sensational thought leaders,” Al-Omian added. “We are thrilled to partner with an innovator like Princess Noura to elevate the Forbes Middle East Women’s Summit 2023. Her visionary leadership and distinguished entrepreneurial mindset is the ideal amalgamation to inspire others at this celebratory congregation of women’s voices.”

The speakers confirmed at the summit this year include astronaut Lama Al-Oraiman, actress Maguy Bou Ghosn, model and activist Halima Aden, swimmer Yusra Mardini, singer Dalia Mubarak, and motorsports athlete Dania Akeel.

The summit will also gather some of the Middle East’s leading business icons, including Hend El Sherbini, CEO of Integrated Diagnostics Holdings; Sahar Hamad Al-Marzouki, director and owner of Al-Faris International School; Adwa Al-Dakheel, founder and CEO of Falak Investment Hub; Moon Baz, creator partnerships lead for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey at Meta; Dr. Saeeda Jaffar, senior vice president and group country manager for the Gulf Cooperation Council at Visa; and Mona Kattan, founder of Kayali Fragrances.

“It is a great honor to be appointed chair of the Forbes Middle East Women’s Summit 2023. With all the exciting opportunities in Saudi now, this event is a platform for inspiring women to be together in one place to exchange ideas so that we can forge forward as better leaders, entrepreneurs, role models, and motivators,” said Princess Noura.

In 2022, Princess Noura established the Global Culture House, a Saudi boutique consultancy that offers consulting and implementation services related to culture, creativity and sustainable business.

She was formerly a member of the leadership group responsible for establishing the Fashion Commission at the Ministry of Culture and developing the Kingdom’s fashion sector strategy.

The first-ever Saudi Fashion Week was organized by Princess Noura back in April 2018.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from Effat University in Jeddah and a master’s degree in international business with a focus on Japan from Rikkyo University in Tokyo, Japan.