Dr. Thuraya al-Arrayed, one of the first women to be appointed to Saudi Arabia's Shura Council. (Photo: Courtesy of Dr. al-Arrayed)
This month King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia kept his promise and appointed women to the Shura Council for the first time.
The council is a non-voting, advisory body. But the inclusion of women is significant.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks Thuraya al-Arrayed, one of the Shura's new female members.