Jakarta (ANTARA) - Georgetown Program intends to honor its first women graduates who have accomplished the academic program for the empowerment of women to better meet leadership’s requirements.

"The ceremony, to be organized by Qiyadat Global in partnership with Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, will honor over 200 graduates from more than 20 countries,” a press release of Saudi Press Agency (SPA) received here, Sunday said.

The honoring ceremony will take place in Riyadh on Monday (Oct 25).

Hundreds of graduates had completed a rigorous academic program addressing leadership skills in decision-making, organizational change management, organizational performance, and interaction with stakeholders, it said.

The graduates came from a wide array of fields in private, public, and non-profit organizations.

The financial field was on top of these fields with 16 percent of graduates, followed by education 14 percent, health care 12 percent, energy 10 percent, chemicals 6 percent, then technology 5 percent, and media and communications 3.5 percent.

As for qualifications of students upon admission, they included bachelor’s degree 42 percent, masters 47 percent, Ph.D. 9 percent, and medical certificates 2 percent.

The program represents a direct and effective contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 and are currently managed by the United Nations to be achieved by 2030, it said.

Among these goals are education, gender equality, and sustainable economic growth, as well as decent work for all.

In all these goals, countries around the world are eager to formulate strategies targeting the development of communities while addressing a wide range of social concerns such as quality of education, universal coverage of health care, provision of social protection, and creation of job opportunities.

This partnership between Qiyadat Global in Saudi Arabia, and the reputable Georgetown University through the business school Custom Executive Education department was accredited as deep and significant, as well as in line with the history of the two parties in women empowerment.

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