Ameerah Al-Taweel holds a unique position of privilege for a woman in Saudi Arabia. As the wife of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal she has the opportunity to speak more freely and candidly than most female Saudi royals both in and out of the Kingdom.
Prince Alwaleed is the most publicly liberal and forward member in the Royal family when not only speaking but actively promoting rights and opportunities for women.
Due to her position as wife of Prince Alwaleed, Princess Ameerah is able to speak openly and more candidly without the fear of repercussions. Religious clerics and conservatives in the Kingdom are not in favor of her words but that does not scare or stop her from speaking out.
Princess Ameerah is a bridge builder and she shares her views and goals with Christiane Amanpour. She addresses global outrage and the challenges of young Arabs (including Saudis) to express themselves in positive manners. CNN’s article and interview is well worth viewing. Amanpour does not hold back asking direct and provocative questions.
Now here is my question. What do YOU think? Do you believe Princess Ameerah will be a successful bridge builder? What else should or could she do towards success? Does she put herself at risk with her candid words?
Who are the other notable female Saudi bridge builders and what difference are they making?