UAE hypermarket LuLu is the first to open a store run by all women in Saudi Arabia. The amazing move is part of the region’s commitment to the economic empowerment of Saudi women outlined in the Vision 2030 plan.
And it means that every job role – from the general manager to the cashiers – is taken by a woman.
The store has just opened in Jeddah’s Al-Jamiah district and is the 201st LuLu store in the region.
“Apart from introducing innovative shopping platforms, we are proud to announce that this is our very first store led by our female team, from the general manager to the cashiers, which signifies our effort to empower more Saudi women in the workforce,” said Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets Saudi Arabia
He added: “At present, we employ 3,000 Saudi nationals including 800 women in all the hypermarkets across the country in various positions and our aim is to encourage more women in our organization, thereby ensuring Saudi women’s economic participation.”
Maha Mohammed Alqarni, general manager of the newly launched store, said: “I am extremely happy to be part of LuLu Group’s first ever store that is fully managed by women. This is such a great honor for me to represent the growing community of Saudi women who are supporting the progress of the country’s economic activities and aiming to share their skills, making a greater contribution to the public.”
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