Vice President attends Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum

Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan on October 15 attended the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs’ Forum themed “Digital Transformation: From perception to action” on the occasion of Vietnam Entrepreneurs' Day (October 13), Vietnamese Women’s Day (October 20) and the 20th anniversary of the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs’ Council.

An overview of the event. (Photo: VNA)
An overview of the event. (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Xuan said the Vietnamese Party, State and society have increasingly spoke highly of the role of enterprises and businesses owned by women in particular which have made important contributions to Vietnam’s development.

Together with the cause of gender equality, the contingent of female entrepreneurs has been growing stronger, with their firms accounting for 26.5 percent of the total nationwide, placing Vietnam sixth among countries with the highest number of businesswomen.

In the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, they actively engaged in prevention and control while making contributions to social welfare, she said.

According to the Vice President, the event afforded participants a chance to share experience and seek ways to step up digital transformation, towards building a healthy and sustainable business environment.

She expressed her belief that the business community will contribute to effective and practical policy planning and enforcement, accelerate business restructuring, including digital transformation, for rapid and sustainable development.

Following the event, the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs’ Council held a ceremony to celebrate its 20th founding anniversary (May 8).