68 страниц. 2013 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing Women's greater entry into the work force is now a global phenomenon. Women’s home responsibilities have a direct impact on their achievements at work. Career interruptions, plateauing, and turnover are costly and expensive both to women, organisations and families. This study focuses on work life balance experiences of Saudi women employees in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This study highlights the work-life considerations of Saudi women in the context of their cultural and religious values. Islam does not prohibit women from entering paid employment whenever there is a need for it, particularly in positions, that suit her feminine nature. However, the Saudi culture emphasizes the importance of family, and the first priority for women is to be a wife and a mother while paid work is a secondary issue.