The G20 is an annual international forum established in 1999 to formulate international macro-finance policies that provide global financial security. The G20 comprises heads of state, government leaders, finance ministers and foreign ministers from 19 countries and the European Union who represent about 80% of the world's trade and two thirds of the world’s population. Since, the G20 was established more than 20 years ago, its mandate has expanded to include socio-economics and development.
This year, the G20 is being hosted by Saudi Arabia.
Prior to a G20 meeting, which due to the pandemic is being held virtually this year, policy recommendation groups, called engagement groups, are led by the host country to develop proposals that are submitted for consideration by the G20 representatives.
One engagement group functioning since 2015 is the W20 (Women 20), which focuses on developing and submitting policy proposals that ensure gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are included in G20 discussions.
We are pleased to share that Alturki Holding board member, Ms. Rasha Khalid Alturki, is a member of the W20 2020 Steering Committee, which is hosted by the Alnahda Society, a Riyadh-based nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to women’s social and economic empowerment for nearly 60 years and was granted consultative status by the UN Economic and Social Council in 2019.
Ms. Alturki has been involved in contributing to Saudi Arabia’s development with a particular interest in women empowerment. She has been the Chief Executive Officer of Alnahda Society since 2013; is a founding board member of CellA+, a women's professional network in Saudi Arabia; and in 2016 was appointed by Royal Decree to the Board of Trustees of the Saudi Human Rights Commission where she served on a part time basis for one term.
Alturki Holding was recently selected to be a member of the Gulf Region Organization for Women and established the Alturki Holding Nationalization Program that is designed to attract and retain Saudi talent, with a specific focus on increasing the number of women in the company.