Saudi Arabian Activist On Pairing Gender Equality And Economics
Until recently, Saudi Arabian law dictated that only Saudi men were allowed to work in businesses like lingerie shops. Women complained that it was humiliating to shop for such personal items in the presence of men.
Activist and financial advisor Reem Asaad was at the helm of a “lingerie movement” that resulted in reforms allowing women to work in such businesses. Asaad joins us to talk about how she developed the campaign, and what's ahead for Saudi women in business.