Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia Bint Majid Al Saud has received a prestigious award for her incredible philanthropic work.

At the 8th Annual GCC GOV HR Summit 2020, Her Royal Highness received the People First Leader Award. It’s certainly an apt award for Princess Lamia as she’s made it her life’s mission to help others, particularly advocating for women, through her role as Secretary-General of Alwaleed Philanthropies.

Upon receiving the award, Princess Lamia shared her honour about being presented as the People First Leader.

“I am extremely honoured and humbled to be the recipient of the People First Leader Award and a special thanks to the organising committee for selecting me as the Honorary Advisory Board Member for this event,” she said.


“Every milestone I have achieved to date at Alwaleed Philanthropies is a result of the team’s collaborative work and drive to create a better future for those in need.

“Across the Middle East, we have made great strides towards supporting women and youth in the workplace. As we look to a post-pandemic world, we must continue to harness the spirit of collaboration in order to meet our collective goal; a more equal and prosperous world for all.”

Her Royal Highness has continuously made it her life’s mission to give back to others who are less fortunate than her.

“If you are fortunate enough to have access to resources or a raised platform, it is your responsibility to support and empower those who are not as fortunate,” she told Emirates Woman in an interview for September’s – ‘The Power Issue’.

Initially starting a career in journalism after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001 from Misr International University in Cairo, Princess Lamia found that through many inspiring stories she came across during her time as editor-in-chief at three publications that there was a bigger role she could play in the world.

“I was constantly inspired by the people that I spoke to, I also noticed there were so many important stories not being told,” she said. “This led to the desire to play a larger role in shining a light on untold stories, especially when it came to empowering women and youth, as well as actively tackling social, cultural and economic challenges through my work in philanthropy.”

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