Saudi Arabia: Qualification of Women First All-Women Business & Technology Park in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Aramco, Princess Nourah University (PNU) and Wipro, a subsidiary of Wipro Limited inaugurated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s first all women Business & Technology Park.
Riyadh/Saudi Arabia – The Women’s Business Park (WBP) is a result of a joint venture between Princess Nourah University (PNU), the largest women’s university in the world, and Wipro Arabia. Saudi Aramco is the strategic advisor and anchor of this initiative. Dedicated to working women, this business park is a first of its kind project aimed at providing knowledge-based employment for women in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The joint venture will be responsible for developing the park’s facilities and infrastructure as well as training and employing up to 21,000 Saudi women.
The Women’s Business Park is planned to be the largest Engineering Drafting Services, Business Process Services and Information Technology hub in the region for a number of industry sectors including Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Government, Healthcare, Telecom and Construction.
Dr. Huda Al-Ameel, Rector of Princess Nourah University, said, “We also aim to provide a start-up eco-system to upcoming entrepreneurial ventures. In a country where women represent about 60 % of all university graduates, but less than 15 % of the country’s workforce, the Women’s Business Park is poised to be a milestone initiative.”