Saudi Women’s Stories is a storytelling and educational platform for Saudi women to tell their stories, show their diversity, express their opinions, present their interesting journeys to change and success. It is an independent platform to show new aspects of Saudi women’s lives that haven’t been shown in the past and to tell interesting stories from Saudi Arabia to the world.
We hope Saudi Women’s Stories would contribute to inspiring and empowering women. We hope it would help them learn some new skills to tell their own stories and shine. SWS also hopes to open a dialogue about issues concerning women’s lives and their societies and let us all work together on finding solutions to a better world.
Founder and Managing Director
Sheikha Aldosary شيخه الدوسري
A journalist, media, and communication specialist in women’s rights, political and socioeconomic issues in Saudi Arabia, with more than a decade of work experience in the field. She has worked with well-known journalists and media organizations such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Guardian, NPR, AFP, BBC radio, French M6, Alsharq Alawsat, ArabNews, and more. Academically, she has studied the visual representation of women in media and has extensively researched the Saudi women’s image in western media. She is passionate about women’s empowerment, education, art, equality, as well as women’s fascinating stories. She found this platform not only to highlight Saudi women’s stories but all women living in Saudi Arabia stories. She hopes to extend this to a storytelling platform for all women around the world.
- Business Development & content creation: EliF Elvarag
A Global citizen, born in İstanbul, and lived in many countries. She has BA in English Language and Literature from Minho Univerity, Portugal and M.Ed from the University of Middlesex. Author of two books, Having more than 12 years of writing, teaching, creating the experience from Turkey to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. An active member of the community and advocate for women empowerment. A strong believer in working together to make this world a better place. She believes that: We can imagine, create and display with a pen and always remember that our words are the miracle
- Strategy: Abeer Muhammad
A business and policy analysis, who has been living between Saudi Arabia and the US for many years. An MPA graduate of the University of Baltimore, US. Has solid experience in business development especially in the public sector. Passionate about social changes and empowering youth and women through education and training. A strong believer in the importance of volunteerism in making positive impacts in communities. In her free time, she enjoys learning about the latest development in the world while helping her cats learn new tricks.
- Photography: Ftoon Alhawas
Mass & strategic communication graduate. A passionate photographer who is well known in Saudi Arabia, with more than K80 followers in social media. She was a pioneer photographer covering the historic day of lifting the ban on Saudi women driving, 24 June 2019. She has covered and documented many social events in Saudi Arabia. In her free time, she enjoys a nice cup of coffee with her friends.
- Podcast: Dr. Nadia Dassouqi & Bayan Al-Hazimi
- French language Translation: Nouf Al-Saif
- Website-database section: Syeada Asima
قصص نساء سعوديات هي منصه اعلاميه و تعليميه مستقلة للنساء السعوديات لروايه قصصهن، إظهار تنوعهن، التعبير عن آرائهن، عرض رحلاتهن الشيقة للتغيير والنجاح، و كذلك لإظهار جوانب ايجابيه من حياه المرأه السعوديه لم تظهر من قبل ولروايه قصص ممتعه من السعوديه للعالم
نريد بهذه القصص إظهار صور حقيقه جميله من حياة المرأة السعودية لم تظهر عالميا، كما نأمل ان تساهم منصة قصص نساء سعوديات في إلهام النساء وتمكينهن و تقديم التدريب لهن وفتح حوار حول القضايا المتعلقة بحياتهن ومجتمعاتهن والعمل معاً على إيجاد حلول لعالم أفضل للجميع