UK Entrepreneur Supports Saudi Women in Business

Following a successful pilot scheme this autumn, author and UK businesswoman Helen Jamieson will soon be returning to Saudi Arabia to deliver a pioneering series of entrepreneurship workshops for women.

Hampshire, United Kingdom, November 14, 2013 --( An estimated 30% of Saudi women looking for jobs can’t find them, and 78% of women who are unemployed have a university education - that’s a lot of untapped potential. Jamieson has seen over recent months a big increase in the number of women looking to set up in business, and her workshops are designed to help Saudi women do just that.

Helen said, “I have had business interests in Saudi for some years now, and was recently invited to deliver an entrepreneurship workshop at Tashkeil in Jeddah. It was a wonderful opportunity to give women the best possible chance at succeeding in business through sharing practical knowledge and experiences.”

The feedback from the workshop has been excellent. Carol Hannoun Keyrouz, a Saudi Image Consultant, Fashion Editor and Designer said, “Taking the Female Entrepreneurship Workshop with Ms Helen Jamieson was the best thing I ever did! It was a real eye-opener and helped me put into perspective all the essential steps I needed to plan and consider in order to set up my business correctly.”

Helen will be returning to Saudi this winter to run further sessions. And in the New Year she is also running a series of entrepreneurship workshops closer to home, in Canary Wharf, Reading and Ringwood (Hampshire). Further details are on her website:

Notes to editors:

Helen is an award-winning businesswoman, EU Female Entrepreneurship Ambassador and author of My Business, My Success: A Woman’s Guide to Entrepreneurship. She has an MA in Arabic Studies and during her early career lived in both Germany and Qatar.

Helen has owned and run her own businesses for over 17 years. She set up her current business Jaluch, (a human resources and training consultancy) in 2002 after selling her first business in 2001. Helen loves innovation and adventure and particularly dislikes the professional obsession and blind adherence to ‘best practice’ that can run rampant in the HR industry. Helen prides herself on running businesses that deliver what they say they will deliver on time and within budget.

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