Saudi women's inclusion in technology higher than EU, G20, Silicon Valley

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Abdullah Al-Swaha said women’s inclusion and empowerment in technology in Saudi Arabia is higher than the EU, G20 and Silicon Valley averages.

He described it as a “bold reform story.” We jumped from 7 percent to 32 percent.

Speaking at panel titled Saudi Arabia’s Transformation in a Changing Global Context in the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Wednesday, he said Saudi Arabia is becoming “a force for global integration”.

He explained that Saudi Arabia stands as a bridge for global divides, including digital divides. “The fragmented world needs a new system for collaboration and cooperation.”

Al-Swaha called for improved global digital access for all. “We must connect the unconnected world.”

He explored the impact that technological advances will have on global labor markets in the next 5 years.