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|Typical businesswomen receive the Golden Rose Award in 2021. Photo: Duc Thanh|
The title of Typical Vietnamese businesswoman – Golden Rose Award this year was awarded to 60 businesswomen, recognising their constant efforts to adapt and overcome difficulties, develop sustainably, and contribute to the country's socioeconomic development in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters caused by climate change.
Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh, chairwoman of the Vietnam Association for Women Entrepreneurs, said: “The difficulties and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent natural disasters caused by climate change affirm the bravery and resilience of businesswomen whose skills and vision brought about a turnaround for business."
Pham Tan Cong, chairman of VCCI, emphasised the profound meaning of this year's Golden Rose Award, in the context of unprecedented economic upheavals in the world and Vietnam. This is not only a recognition for individual entrepreneurs, their stories of success will fuel the spirit of entrepreneurship and business among Vietnamese women.
At the ceremony, Bui Thi Minh Hoai, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Pham Tan Cong presented the medal for Vietnamese enterprise development to former Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh.
Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan and VCCI chairman also posthumously awarded the Golden Rose Award to Hoang Thi Minh Ho and presented the awards to the other awardees in 2021.
After the ceremony, the female entrepreneurs attended the conference of Women Business Leaders 2021 with the theme of "Actively change to adapt and develop".
|The Golden Roses of 2021 (Photo: Duc Thanh)|
Currently, female entrepreneurs are making great contributions to the Vietnamese economy. According to statistics of the Vietnam Association for Women Entrepreneurs (VAWE), the number of Vietnamese enterprises owned by women has increased rapidly in recent years, from 4 per cent in 2009 to 21 per cent in 2011 and now reaching 25 per cent – the highest in Southeast Asia.
According to a report of the Department of Enterprise Development of the Ministry of Planning and Investment, women-owned and managed businesses over the past five years have contributed about 45 per cent to GDP, attracted more than five million jobs, and contributed nearly 50 per cent of the country's economic growth annually.
Since 2005, the VCCI has coordinated with relevant ministries, branches, localities, and agencies to name “Typical Vietnamese businesswoman – Golden Rose Award” winners. The award is handed out every three years to recognise and honour Vietnamese female entrepreneurs with outstanding achievements in business building and economic development.