glass ceiling

Saudi Arabia Gets 1st Woman Editor

In a country where she still can't drive to work, a Saudi Arabian woman has been appointed to helm a national newspaper for the first time. Somayya Jabarti was named editor in chief of the Saudi Gazette after her male predecessor departed on Sunday. "There's a crack that has been made in the glass ceiling. And I'm hoping it will be made into a door," she said. "The success will not be complete unless I see my peers, who are also Saudi women in the media, take other roles where they are decision-makers." She noted that while the majority of the paper's reporters are female, management has been mainly male.