25 Oct 2020

HRH Princes Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud receives ‘People First Leader Award’ and is appointed as an Honorary Advisory Board Member at GCC GOV HR Summit 2020

26th October 2020, Riyadh: HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud, Secretary General and Member of the Board of Trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies – chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Al Saud – has been presented with the ‘People First Leader Award’, and named as an Honorary Advisory Board Member at the 8th Annual GCC GOV HR Summit 2020, the region’s biggest public sector human resources (HR) platform. HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed Al Saud was recognized for her exemplary work and leadership skills as part of Alwaleed Philanthropies; guided by the vision of His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud to contribute to a world of tolerance, acceptance, equality and opportunity for all.
In her role, HRH Princess Lamia has successfully led an all-female team in supporting community development, providing disaster relief, empowering women and youth and improving cultural understanding in over 189 countries in the Middle East and across the world. All of which, stems out of Alwaleed Philanthropies’ deep commitment to supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged communities to create a better, more sustainable future.

As a global advocate for women and youth empowerment, HRH Princess Lamia held a keynote session on the key areas that communities and governments need to focus on in order to eradicate inequalities, create economic opportunities and promote access to resources for people across the region. HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed Saud Al Saud, Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies, said: “I am extremely honored and humbled to be the recipient of the ‘People First Leader Award’ and a special thanks to the Organizing Committee for selecting me as the Honorary Advisory Board Member for this event. Every milestone I have achieved to date at Alwaleed Philanthropies is a result of the team’s collaborative work and drive to create a better future for those in need.”

“Across the Middle East, we have made great strides towards supporting women and youth in the workplace. As we look to a post-pandemic world, we must continue to harness the spirit of collaboration in order to meet our collective goal; a more equal and prosperous world for all.” The three-day hybrid event, themed ‘From Reaction to Response, From Rethinking to Reinventing, From Rebooting to Returning Transformed’, has brought together leaders across the region with the primary objective to recognize and empower HR professionals, as well as connect, reimagine and establish impactful tools and models to inspire the next generation.

For four decades, Alwaleed Philanthropies has supported and spent more than 4 billion dollars on social welfare and initiated more than 1000 projects in over +189 countries, managed by 10 Saudi female members, reaching more than 1 billion beneficiaries around the world, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Alwaleed Philanthropies collaborates with a range of philanthropic, governmental, and educational organizations to combat poverty, empower women and youth, develop communities, provide disaster relief, and create cultural understanding through education. It seeks to build bridges for a more compassionate, tolerant, and accepting world.