Word to the W.I.S.E. Podcast Series
February 9, 2023

Global Perspectives on Gender-Responsive Standards: A Conversation With Dr. Azizah Alogali and Filwah Alqahtani, SASO



In this episode, we speak with Filwah Alqahtani, manager of the National and International Technical Committees Department at the Saudi Standards Meteorology and Quality Organization (SASO), and Dr. Azizah Alogali, who oversees the organization's aspects of strategic planning. We discuss SASO's efforts to increase the participation of women in standards development in the Middle East.  

Through Word to the W.I.S.E., we aim to have these conversations, build awareness, and explore future strategies to increase women’s participation in the development of both standards and technical regulations. We will also explore examples of international standards that are truly gender responsive.

Remember, you too can have your say. 

Just use the #whystandardsmatter hashtag across social media and submit any questions or feedback on the Word to the W.I.S.E. podcast at ULSE.org/contact. We will try to address questions and comments in future episodes.

We also encourage all female leaders in STEM fields to participate in our standards development process by applying for membership on one of our Technical Committees.

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