Saudi women engineers beat 40 countries to win global contest

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Malak Al-Mousli, Rawan Baik and Lina Hussain after winning the competition.
Malak Al-Mousli, Rawan Baik and Lina Hussain after winning the competition.

Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH
— Three Saudi women engineers won the first place in an international competition held in Panama.

Malak Al-Mousli, Rawan Baik and Lina Hussain, industrial engineering students from King Abdulaziz University, competed against 23,000 participants from 40 different countries. The annual competition is organized by an international company.

The competition challenges the participants to develop a strategy for a high profile trademark with a budget of $1 billion. The participants need to display skills in marketing, business management, human resources, strategy development and budgeting.

The competition had three phases. The first phase was held in the Kingdom between national universities. The second phase was in India with the participation of teams from Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and India. The winning team was the Kingdom. In the final phase Canada, Mexico, France and the Kingdom competed.

The three engineers said they were proud and happy to represent the Kingdom and to prove to the world that there are women engineers in the Kingdom. They said they were proud to change the stereotype of the Middle Eastern woman.


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