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DHL manager is first Saudi woman to win Gold Stevie award

Prestigious global awards honour female entrepreneurs, executives, and employees

DHL manager is first Saudi woman to win Gold Stevie award

A DHL Express manager has become the first Saudi women to win the Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business.

Reema Al Sadlan, Saudi Arabia customer service development manager, has triumphed in the world's premiere business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, and employees.

“We are immensely proud of Reema winning this prestigious award, which brings great honour to DHL Express Saudi Arabia and reflects the success of our commitment to women’s empowerment,” said Faysal Elhajjami, Saudi Arabia country general manager.

“Reema is the only Saudi female to have won the Gold Stevie Award for Women in Business this year and she is climbing up the ranks in DHL Express Saudi Arabia.”

Al Sadlan was born in Saudi Arabia and graduated from King Faisal University in 2008. Following her graduation she joined DHL Express in 2009.

This year Reema spearheaded two initiatives which ultimately led her to winning the Gold Stevie Award, DHL Express said in a statement. One was designed to improve the English skills of DHL employees in the customer service department within working hours.

Stevie Award winners are selected by the average scores of more than 170 professionals worldwide on five specialised juries. Their scores determined the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements of the finalists.

DHL Express operates a large call centre in the Eastern Province with both male and female customer service agents. There are 60 female agents who work together in a dedicated facility separate from their male counterparts.

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