For years Saudi Arabia has been engulfed by a widespread gender gap, discrimination and inequality; however, the new era has ushered a paradigm shift that has beckoned a rising women’s empowerment process. Today, Saudi women are better educated, more well-informed, and more financially independent as a result of a plethora of changes. Furthermore, their presence in various public spheres and social media is highly visible today. The government’s recent reforms have undisputedly catalyzed their foray into the workforce; however, effective integration is still a significant challenge. Nevertheless, Saudi women have consistently shown grit toward their employment and career amidst various challenges such as limiting culture, deeply embedded traditions, and related obstacles. This paper discusses the emerging trends, issues of the gender gap, the impact of policy imperatives and future research implications.
The Strides of the Saudi Female Workforce: Overcoming Constraints and Contradictions in Transition.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 20(2), 359-372.
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