Arwa Al-Hujaili becomes first female lawyer in Saudi Arabia
“People tell me I’m a pioneer and I feel I need to live up to what they expect of me,” Al-Hujaili told CNN. “There’s a great sense of responsibility. From now on, people will look at everything I do.”
Saudi Arabian law schools began accepting female students in 2005 and graduating their first students in 2008, but many became discouraged when the Ministry refused to allow them to register as trainee lawyers. Many graduates left the country to practice abroad.
Microsoft promotes Amy Hood to be first female CFO
Microsoft named 41-year-old Amy Hood to be its first female chief financial officer. Hood was formerly an executive at the company.