When it comes to role models, Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud has long been a name at the top of our list.
From being named the first Saudi Ambassador to the United States to being the chair of the Saudi Arabia Special Olympics, the Saudi Arabian Princess never ceases to amaze us with her resilience and brilliant work ethic. Her latest venture, however, is no different.
Just hours ago, it was announced that the young Saudi royal is in the running to represent the Kingdom at the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
“Great progress has been made around the world in promoting greater access to sport for women and girls, and ensuring their equal participation in sports,” wrote the Saudi royal, who is one of the three women nominated to represent the Kingdom on Twitter.
“I remain committed to these principles, and look forward to building on the IOC’s efforts in this respect,” the 45-year-old president of the Mass Participation Federation and the vice president of Women’s Affairs at the Saudi General Sports Authority added.
Great progress has been made around the world in promoting greater access to sport for women and girls, and ensuring their equal participation in sports. I remain committed to these principles, and look forward to building on the IOC’s efforts in this respect.
— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) June 12, 2020
The Executive Board of the IOC is scheduled to approve the names on July 17.
“By proposing three female candidates, the IOC demonstrates again its commitment to promoting gender equality within its leadership by implementing the governance-related recommendation of the Gender Equality Review Project, which set the target of having 30 percent of decision-making positions for women by 2020,” explained the IOC of the candidates, which also includes two men.
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