Aisha Almana started her school education initially in Egypt because Saudi Arabia had no schools for girls at that time. Afterwards, she perused her undergraduate and graduate studies at the American University of Beirut and USA.
Going to college in the US made her aware of new cultural differences, whereby, the freedom of speech and gender equality were possible and achieved. She recognized that Saudi women have free souls and can be not only independent and their own guardians, but also effective leaders.
Her PhD research was focused on the treatment of women in Saudi Arabia which stemmed from misinterpretation of Islam and cultural differences between nomads and city dwellers
To the outside world, she’s best known as a leader of the historic 1990 protest against Saudi Arabia’s ban on Women from driving.
She held many posts in her life from being the first female school principle with her sixth-grade certificate of completion at the age of 12. Then she was appointed as the first Female Social welfare Director in the Eastern Province. Later on, established the Khalijiyah company to empower females economically in able to regain their human rights and become independent.
And now, while she is running one of the largest group of hospitals in the country’s Eastern Province with her family, she simultaneously founded the Mohammed Al Mana college for Health Sciences to equip female students particularly with the study and personal skills, and foundation knowledge necessary for academic success in health care fields, and to prepare them to excel in their prospective education and profession.