Industry: Culture and society
Designation: Sociologist and activist
Country: Saudi Arabia
Dr Mona Al Munajjed is Saudi Arabia’s foremost female sociologist and a high profile women’s rights activist. She is the author of several books including Women in Saudi Arabia Today and Saudi Women Speak. 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.