Returning work-life balance to augment women contributions

Returning work-life balance to augment women contributions

Despite Vietnam’s progression towards equal female participation in the workforce, the division of domestic labour in the family remains broadly unchanged.
Breaking through prejudices holding back female founders

Breaking through prejudices holding back female founders

Making up nearly 50 per cent of the labour force and contributing about 30 per cent of Vietnam’s GDP each year, women are becoming an important driver of economic development. However, the startup stage is still heavily slanted towards men, with deep-rooted stereotypes and prejudices putting women in a disadvantage.
A platform to support women’s entrepreneurship

A platform to support women’s entrepreneurship

UN Women is making efforts to upgrade the position of Vietnamese women in the family and wider society. Elisa Fernandez Saenz, UN Women representative in Vietnam, talked with Hoang Oanh about solutions to support Vietnamese women in the startup process.
Women presence in world of work: The Reality in rough numbers

Women presence in world of work: The Reality in rough numbers

Athough almost three-quarters of the Vietnamese female working-age population has been consistently contributing to the labour force for over two decades, Vietnamese women still face numerous barriers to employment equality – particularly following COVID-19, as they have been shown to be more susceptible to unemployment than men.
Social commerce platform Mio to empower women in rural areas

Social commerce platform Mio to empower women in rural areas

Social commerce platform Mio has just announced closing an oversubscribed $1 million seed round co-led by Venturra Discovery and Golden Gate Ventures.
The real value of equality

The real value of equality

Ethnic women in Dao, Tay, and Xa Pho villages are challenging stereotypes by taking their economic empowerment into their own hands. With crucial help through education and local women’s unions, the women are turning their families’ lives around for the better and are improving views on women in their communities.
Challenges women face and advantages they bring to the Vietnamese workplace

Challenges women face and advantages they bring to the Vietnamese workplace 2

Despite social progress reported across the board in Vietnam, career starter women are still embarking on corporate careers with an intimidating glass ceiling looming above. Mylan Holland, research assistant from EquestAsia, reports.
Heroines for a post-COVID era

Heroines for a post-COVID era

Making up to 50.2 per cent of the population and 47.3 per cent of the workforce in Vietnam, women are gradually asserting their role in all areas of life.
The rise of female business leaders in Vietnam

The rise of female business leaders in Vietnam

With wisdom and courage, female sellers are bringing more authentic “Made in Vietnam” goods and services to worldwide customers.
IBM releases inclusive study about gender equality

IBM releases inclusive study about gender equality

An IBM Institute for Business Value study reveals that despite heightened awareness, gender equity is still not a top priority for most global businesses.
350 female workers receive support to bounce back higher from COVID-19

350 female workers receive support to bounce back higher from COVID-19

More than 350 female domestic workers received cash and training assistance with a total value of NZD$50,000 ($35,740) to overcome COVID-19 impacts.
From protecting to empowering female workers across the nation

From protecting to empowering female workers across the nation

Women have been playing an important role in the Vietnamese economy with labour force participation rates of over 70 per cent for women, against the global average of 48 per cent. Along with the growth and the impressive contributions of the female workforce, some provisions in the labour law have been gradually revised, with businesses also starting to pay more attention to equality and empowerment of women to ensure that they will have the best environment to maximise their strengths.
Mastercard rolls out inclusive report on women entrepreneurs in COVID-19 times

Mastercard rolls out inclusive report on women entrepreneurs in COVID-19 times

In its fourth year, Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2020 report highlights the vast socioeconomic contributions of women entrepreneurs across the world.
#HerHero campaign calls for women to prioritise family and health despite COVID-19

#HerHero campaign calls for women to prioritise family and health despite COVID-19

The #HerHero Virtual Forum on Health, Empowerment and Progress rallied support for women to help them make informed choices.
A Vietnamese woman of impact

A Vietnamese woman of impact

BRG Group chairwoman Nguyen Thi Nga has been named the first Vietnamese person to receive the Woman of Impact award at the 2020 Women Entrepreneurship Summit.
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