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World’s largest crochet blanket record smashed

Almost 50 women in Bahrain have helped smash the record for creating the world’s largest crochet blanket. They were among nearly 1,000 women around the globe who pieced together more than 5,000 blankets, measuring a total of 11,148 sq m,

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GE, Masdar launch leadership training for women

GE, a leading digital industrial company, and Masdar have launched a co-leadership training programme for women to drive innovation and talent development in the renewable energy sector.   The agreement to initia

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Microsoft joins Gazan empowerment drive

Microsoft under the 4Afrika Initiative has collaborated with Mercy Corps’ startup accelerator, Gaza Sky Geeks, to run the Gaza Business Lab, and give software engineers and product managers the technical and business skills and net

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New app alerts women to stop saying ‘sorry’ at work

Saying sorry might sound like good manners but a new app is helping women to stop apologizing so often that they undermine their authority, particularly in the workplace. "Just Not Sorry" highlights each time a user type

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Saudia does not offer women flight attendant jobs, says official

A spokesperson for Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia), the national carrier of the kingdom, confirmed that the airline has never offered jobs to Saudi women as flight attendants aboard its flight, said a report. Answering queries about Sau

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Wojooh signs on as sponsor of Hadafi programme

Wojooh, a leading beauty retailer in the Middle East, has signed on as official sponsor of the Hadafi Women’s Entrepreneurship Program in Saudi Arabia, part of a wider regional initiative designed to reach, engage and support women entre

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Wojooh signs on as sponsor of Hadafi programme

Wojooh, a leading beauty retailer in the Middle East, has signed on as official sponsor of the Hadafi Women’s Entrepreneurship Program in Saudi Arabia, part of a wider regional initiative designed to reach, engage and support women entre

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Saudis elect 17 women in landmark council polls

Saudi Arabians voted 17 women into public office in municipal elections in the Islamic kingdom on Saturday, the first to allow female participation, a state-aligned news site reported. The election was the first in which women cou

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In a first, five women elected to Saudi councils

Saudi Arabia said on Sunday that at least five women had been elected to public office in the kingdom after winning seats on municipal councils in Saturday's election. The five women hail from vastly different parts of the country,

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Uber offers free lifts to Saudi women voters

Online taxi-hailing service Uber said it played an active role in boosting female participation at the historic elections held in Saudi Arabia by giving them free lifts to polling stations across the kingdom on Saturday. The initi

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