In 2014, she was the first female to ever be appointed to a newspaper Editor in Chief position in Saudi Arabia. Prior to working for the Saudi Gazette, Sumayya was the Executive and Managing Editor of Arab News. She was also an active organizing member of Saudi Arabia’s first Women’s Media Forum in 2006. She is also interested in ameliorating education conditions, empowering women, and inspiring youth to reach their full potential.
Kamali, Saeed. 2014. “Saudi Arabia’s First Female Editor of National Newspaper Appointed”. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/17/saudi-arabia-first- female-editor-national-newspaper.
“Sumayya Jabarti”. Muslim Women: Past and Present. http://www.wisemuslimwomen.org/muslimwomen/bio/somayya_jabarti/.