Vietnam Association of Women Entrepreneurs makes debut

Sunday, 2014-10-19 23:03:49
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Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents flowers to the delegates on the occasion of the Vietnam Women's Union anniversary (October 20). (Photo: VGP)
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NDO/VNA – A congress was held in Hanoi on October 19 to launch the Vietnam Association of Women Entrepreneurs (VAWE), with Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa elected as the organisation’s first President.


The VAWE aims to improve the capacities and roles of businesswomen in sustainable development in Vietnam, providing a forum for them to share their experience and enhance their professional knowledge. It also protects the legitimate interests of female entrepreneurs and members of the workforce.

The association’s key task for its first term from 2014-2019 is to become a platform that connects businesswomen in all economic sectors and inspires them to undertake maximum efforts in their fields of work to contribute to national development.

It will also serve as a bridge between females in the business community and Government agencies, with a view to informing socio-economic development policies.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc appreciated the great contributions made by Vietnamese women and female entrepreneurs, in particular to the national building and development.

The Party and State continuously strives to enhance the female business community which plays an important role in modernisation and industrialisation, he said.

He expressed his hope that the foundation of VAWE would help businesswomen improve their capacities and skills to contribute to socio-economic development and social equality.

The Government official called upon relevant ministries and sectors to research and develop policies that support both male and female entrepreneurs in running their businesses effectively.