Company: Booz & Company
Country: Saudi Arabia/Saudi Arabia
Dr Mona Al Munajjed is Saudi Arabia’s foremost female sociologist and a high profile women’s rights activist. She holds a PhD in Sociology from George Washington University, Washington DC and an MA in Sociology from New York University, New York.
She is the author of three published books: Women in Saudi Arabia Today, Significance of Arabic Names for Girls in the Arab World, and Saudi Women Speak.
Al-Munajjed has worked with several United Nations Agencies on projects related to child labour, gender, women and development in Arab countries. She worked as a consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD) in Rome and was Special Advisor for women workers and gender questions at the International Labor Office (ILO) in Geneva.
Al-Munajjed formulated several social development field projects on activating the economic and educational role of women in Saudi Arabia; a task that was recognised when she won the United Nations’ 2005 UN-21 Award for her work with the kingdom's NGOs.
Al-Munajjed is presently a Senior Advisor with Booz & Company’s Ideation Centre, a leading think tank in the Middle East. She writes regular publications and policy papers on social issues in the GCC countries and the Arab region.