Industry: Culture and society
Country: Saudi Arabia
Dr Mona Al Munajjed is an award-winning sociologist.
She has spent 15 years working and advising various UN international agencies, including the International Labour Office, the UN International Children’s Fund, the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Al Munajjed has also carried out work for the UN International Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Between 2008 and 2011, she worked as a senior advisor at Booz & Co’s Riyadh office, where she wrote in-depth reports on social issues in the Arab region. She received the UN-21 Award for excellence, outstanding coordination and individual productivity in 2005. She has spoken at many international forums and conferences, and is also an accomplished author; her books include ‘Saudi Women Speak; 24 Remarkable Women Tell Their Success Stories’. Al Munajjed is currently working as a consultant for the Saudi government, as well as a number of private companies, and is a regular contributor to newspapers and magazines in the Gulf region.