Graduated from Mist International University in Cairo in 2001, Princess Lamia started two years later published company Soda Al Arab, producing three magazines from Cairo, Beirut and Dubai.
When relatives suggested that she not use her own name in order to be taken more seriously, she refused. She rarely shield away from controversial topics, shedding light on the realities women in the Middle East often contend with. In 2010, she published the novel Children and Blood, which delves into the subject of honor killings. Since 2016, she has served as the Secretary General of AlWaleed Philanthropies, a global foundation established 40 years ago by HRH Prince Alwalled bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. She has also earned numerous international awards for her humanitarian work. Through her journalism, philanthropic work, and advocacy of women’s empowerment, she not only helped change the narrative but also came to embody a new definition of what it means to be a female Saudi royal. Princess Lamia has been successful as a changemaker. ‘I think God gives everyone a gift and I believe mine is that people listen to men and I can help them’, she says. ‘I’m not the typical HRH’, she says downplaying her legacy. ‘This title was my grandfather’s [King Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud] and we inherited it. But I want to do something for me. What impact can I make in this world?’