Saudi Arabia teams up with Sweden to train female entrepreneurs

The SHE-Leads programme will take place in both countries, featuring a variety of different learning



A major programme has been jointly launched by Saudi Arabia and Sweden to train female entrepreneurs and innovators.

The SHE-Leads prrogramme will create networks and organise mutual learning through meetings, study tours, education and interaction with thought leaders and decision makers, according to Saudi press.

The first module of the initiative took place in Sweden during December, including 18 Saudi women, and focussing on an exchange of experience. Jan Knutsson, Sweden’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said: “In March next year, these women will meet again in Riyadh.”

During the inaugural session, Saudi participants visited organisations such as the Swedish Institute, Ericsson, Atlas Copco, All Bright and Add Gender.