The International House Awards Gala recognizes notable individuals and institutions for their contributions to leadership and intercultural understanding. Since 1924, International House has afforded a unique cross-cultural experience that nurtures core values of Respect, Empathy and Moral Courage in its Residents. To ensure diversity of perspective and experience, International House offers substantial financial assistance to students in need—much of it provided through the proceeds of the Awards Gala.
ABOUT THE HONOREES
Khalid Alkhudair, Founder, Glowork and Executive Vice President, Riyad Bank
Khalid Alkhudair is a serial entrepreneur and his current role is the Founder and CEO of Glowork, an employment organization that has created thousands of jobs for women and placed over 33,000 women thus far. He is the first Saudi Ashoka Fellow, Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum & an Endeavor Entrepreneur. Previously at the age of only 28, he held the role of Chief Operating Officer- Markets at KPMG in Saudi, Kuwait, and Jordan. In 2013 Khalid led Glow Group to an investment to expand its current operations into different verticals and has led it from being a startup to a well-established business with over 120 employees.
He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Saint Mary’s University in Canada with three majors: Marketing, HR, and Psychology, and has completed his Executive Education in Leadership at the University of Yale, and in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. Khalid has been awarded many awards such as the Chaillot Prize for Human Rights by the European Union and the King Salman Award for Entrepreneurship. He has also been ranked “#3 Most Influential Arab” by Arabian Business and “EY Entrepreneur of the Year,” amongst many other distinctions.
Khalid sits on a number of Advisory boards throughout the Globe such as the L’Oréal Global Panel of Critical Friends, The Global Agenda Council on the Middle East and North Africa Issues at the World Economic Forum, and is an Amend’s Fellow at the University of Stanford. He has many articles published in international news agencies such as The Huffington Post.
Hobbies: An Avid Chelsea fan, Hunting, and Fishing
Subha V. Barry, President, Working Mother Media
Subha V. Barry is President of Working Mother Media, where she oversees Working Mother magazine, workingmother.com, Diversity Best Practices and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).
Subha was SVP and Chief Diversity Officer at Freddie Mac, where she served on the firm’s management committee and led their Foundation. During her 20+ years at Merrill Lynch, Subha was an MD and Global Head of D&I. She also created a highly successful Multicultural Business Development Group to focus their Wealth Management business on diverse and multicultural communities. She began her career at the firm as a Financial Advisor.
A former adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, Subha now serves on a number of boards aligned with her passions – education, cancer research and the advancement of women and girls.
Subha serves on the board of Rutgers University, where she co-chaired fund-raising for the Gloria Steinem Chair for Media, Culture and Feminist Studies and currently chairs the board of IWL – Institute for Women’s Leadership. She is Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of Rice360, an internationally recognized Global Health Technologies Program focused on eliminating neo-natal mortality rate disparities in Sub-Saharan Africa and a board member of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business.
She serves as Vice-Chair of the Penn Health at Princeton Hospital’s board of directors where she chairs the Human Resources Committee and serves on the Compensation and Benefits Committee. Subha serves on the Rutgers Cancer Institute’s Director’s Advisory Council, where she is the immediate past Chairperson.
She is also on the advisory boards of Snowden Lane Partners, an independent wealth advisory firm and Whiterabbitai, an artificial intelligence MedTech company.
A native of India, Subha holds a BA from Bombay University and an MBA and MS in Accounting from Rice University. She has two grown children, Tara and Jay, and lives in New Hope, PA with her husband (of 32 years), Jim Barry and a trifecta of Yorkies – Willy, Sophie and Lucy.