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Business has been a driving force Of Vietnam's economic growth in recent years, with the domestic private sector accounting for 39% of GDP in 2016 and foreign direct investment adding another 19%. The contribution to the economy has translated into creation of jobs, poverty reduction and improved living conditions.


Vietnam currently boasts one of the highest rate of participation by women in the region with 72% (ILO 2017), however women tend to be clustered in the most vulnerable occupations and face barriers to equal access of economic opportunities. Moreover, one study by Deloitte (2017) notes that Vietnamese enterprises have less than 18% women on executive boards and only 7% companies are led by a woman CEO.


Objective


UN Women and Eurocham's HR and Training Sector Committee are jointly organising a working breakfast to offer a space for businesses to share and discuss their hands-on experience and best practices for empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Such efforts may take a variety of forms, ranging from setting up the internal corporate policies to create more enabling environment for all workers, revising a supply chain to make it ethical and inclusive to promoting gender equality in communities through CSR initiatives.


The objectives of this event include:

  • Learn about the benefits of creating gender-responsive business environment
  • Discuss and share best practice and challenges in the Vietnamese context
  • Get inspired by European and Vietnamese companies to take action
  • Become familiarised with Women Empowerment Principles and available tools/resources


Participants


The event is open to all companies operating in Viet Nam regardless their size and industry interested in making contribution towards achieving women's economic empowerment. Space is extremely limited


Speakers

Agenda

8

30AM

Breakfast, networking

Breakfast, networking

9

00AM

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9

10AM

Introduction

Elisa FernandezJoshua James

Event Introduction

9

10AM

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9

20AM

UN Women: Women’s Empowerment Principles

Elisa Fernandez

UN Women: Women’s Empowerment Principles

9

20AM

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10

30AM

Panel discussion: Business and Women’s Empowermen

Panel discussion: Business and Women’s Empowerment Finnair, Schneider Electric, Viet Thang, Ameln & Co.

10

30AM

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11

00AM

Q&A

Elisa FernandezFelicitas Huong FriedrichJoshua JamesJohanna Jäkälä

Q&A

Tickets

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Contact

MORE INFORMATION:

Mr. Joshua James | joshua.j@buv.edu.vn