GREAT headways to empower local ethnic women

GREAT headways to empower local ethnic women

Solving women’s economic empowerment is not only about increasing their incomes, but also about helping them improve their decision-making power in the family, community, and society. Phil Harman, the leader of the GREAT programme on empowering women through economic and tourism development, discusses the issue with VIR’s Thai An.
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.
Gender Lens Investing a treasure trove of economic momentum

Gender Lens Investing a treasure trove of economic momentum

The Gender Lens Investing Initiative under which women and girls are being cared for, can bring high growth for the economy.
Vietnamese women leaders connect the dots

Vietnamese women leaders connect the dots

As Vietnamese women are striving to stand on their own feet to run their businesses, they attempt to empower and inspire others.
UNFPA provides 2,750 Dignity Kits to support women and girls at risk of violence

UNFPA provides 2,750 Dignity Kits to support women and girls at risk of violence

UNFPA Vietnam handed over 2,750 Dignity Kits to the MoLISA for distribution to women at risk of gender-based violence in the context of COVID-19.
Naomi Kitahara - A voice for women and the vulnerable

Naomi Kitahara - A voice for women and the vulnerable

Acting as the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Representative in Vietnam since September 2019, Naomi Kitahara, a kind and friendly Japanese woman with more than 23 years of experience in international development, has been spreading the message of international solidarity and giving essential support to women in Vietnam.
Female scientists set coronavirus research on course

Female scientists set coronavirus research on course

In May last year, amidst the complicated and unpredictable coronavirus pandemic situation, nine female scientists from the Influenza Laboratory of the Virus Department under the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) were honoured with the Kovalevskaia Award for the successful isolation of the new strain of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, making Vietnam one of the first four countries to successfully do so.
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.
Tran Thanh Viet - Queen of a natural beverage

Tran Thanh Viet - Queen of a natural beverage

Leading a young brand in Vietnam’s beverage market, VGreen CEO Tran Thanh Viet is always thirsty to create new healthy beverage lines to foster modern and healthy women.
Pham Thi Thu Diep - Leading the way

Pham Thi Thu Diep - Leading the way

Pham Thi Thu Diep, country general manager of IBM Vietnam, talked with VIR’s Hoang Anh about her experiences of navigating the overwhelmingly male-dominant IT landscape.
Nguyen Thi Nga - Top Vietnamese influencer

Nguyen Thi Nga - Top Vietnamese influencer

Chairwoman of BRG Group Nguyen Thi Nga is the only Vietnamese businessperson to be named 2020 Global Trade Ambassador by the US Organization of Women in International Trade for her 30 years of contributing to the development of global business cooperation, especially in furthering the relations between the United States and Vietnam.
Winning a Mercedes car, the story of a resilient village girl

Winning a Mercedes car, the story of a resilient village girl

Nguyen Thi Mai Thu was one of a few individuals at C.T Group who were gifted high-end Mercedes-Benz cars for their excellent work performance.
Is Vietnam’s economy recovering from COVID-19? Ask female entrepreneurs

Is Vietnam’s economy recovering from COVID-19? Ask female entrepreneurs 1

Vietnam’s GDP grew 2.91 per cent in 2020 and, although lower than in recent years, it is a significant achievement considering many countries in the region are in economic freefall.
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.
Empowering women at top of Nestlé Vietnam agenda

Empowering women at top of Nestlé Vietnam agenda

By winning two of the six categories at last week’s national Women’s Empowerment Principles Awards, Nestlé Vietnam has confirmed its leading role in the national endeavour to battle gender bias. Truong Bich Dao, HR director at Nestlé Vietnam, discussed with Van Nguyen the company’s mission in empowering female workers.
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