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The first female editor-in-chief of a newspaper in Saudi Arabia.

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Somayya Jabarti is the first ever female editor-in-chief of a newspaper in Saudi Arabia, and thus, a pioneer in her field. She broke down the barriers set up for women in her country, and set out for the top position in her career. According to Khaled Almaeena, she is dedicated and determined, which lead to her breaking the male monopoly on the important position of editor in chief. In Jabarti's words,“there’s a crack that has been made in the glass ceiling, and I’m hoping it will be made into a door.”

Last modified: 01/08/2019

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