Women in business

Workforce empowerment

Aramco is committed to boosting the number of women in its workforce. We have created several initiatives to enhance women’s representation, by creating our own supply of talent through programs, such as sponsored college degrees and university outreach.

We are also creating more opportunities for women to expand their skill sets through education, development and challenging assignments. We were a launch partner and anchor client of the Riyadh All-Women Center for Business Process and IT Services – and established two female driving schools for women in Dhahran and Al-Hasa.

Guided by the latest research in work motivation, engagement, career development, coaching, emotional intelligence, and women in leadership, our suite of business, leadership, and mentoring programs are designed to support women throughout their careers. Our Women in Business program enables women to drive business strategy and decision-making, build their business acumen, and leverage strengths in self and in leading teams. Our Women in Leadership program identifies women with outstanding leadership and professional career potential, and guides their career progression through individualized coaching, challenging assignments, soft skill enhancement, and networking.

We collaborate with local universities to leverage their engineering programs, identifying highly qualified female candidates in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for opportunities within our company. We also sponsor young Saudi women pursuing degrees in STEM subjects through various training institutes, academies, and a university scholarship program. Today, our female employees include engineers working in the field and in plants, scientists in our R&D Centers conducting innovative research, inventors coming up with new processes and products, and traders selling products to customers around the world.

We also have developed and launched GROW 2.0 (Gulf Region Organization for Women), to establish an organization and network to advance women’s professional opportunities regionally.

Women's driving schools

As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia enters an exciting new era of empowering its female citizens, we are playing our role by offering a range of programs to fast-track the development and advancement of our female employees. We established the first driving school for women located in Aramco, Dhahran, in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian Traffic Police Authority.

We currently operate two driving schools for women in Dhahran and Al-Hasa cities. The women trained at the Driving Center aren’t just good drivers, they also demonstrate safe driving for the rest of the Kingdom. The Centers are managed by qualified Saudi women, and they train both Saudi Aramco female employees and Saudi women in general, improving their quality of life and empowering further contributions to society.

All-Women Center for Business Process and IT Services, Riyadh

Saudi Vision 2030 encourages driving maximum value from our resources — and the Kingdom’s women are one of its greatest resources. That’s why we are empowering women to participate in creating additional economic opportunities across many thriving sectors.

The All-Women Center for Business Process and IT Services is a joint venture between Princess Nourah University (PNU), a university for women based in Saudi Arabia, and Wipro Arabia Ltd. We are an advisor to and anchor tenant of the Center. 

Aligned with the Kingdom’s strategy for sustainable economic development and long-term localization initiatives, the WBP is an engineering drafting services, information technology and business process services hub for a number of industry sectors, including energy, manufacturing, government, healthcare, telecom and construction. The joint venture has developed the park’s facilities and infrastructure, providing employment opportunities for qualified Saudi females.