Professor Selwa Al-Hazzaa is a Saudi ophthalmologist at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and the head of the ophthalmology department. She is considered as one of the most influential personalities in Saudi Arabia, and the Arab World in general. She is also considered to be a pioneer for Saudi women, as she is one of the first Saudi women to achieve international success academically professionally, and politically. On January 11th, 2013, per Royal Decree from King Abdullah, Dr. Al-Hazzaa became one of the first ever-female members of Majlis Al Shura “Saudi’s Parliament”. She was named “Arab Woman of the Year” in the field of Medicine and Community Services in 2005 from the Arab Women Studies Center in Paris. In addition, Forbes International Magazine chose her as one of “The Most Powerful Arab Women for year 2005”.