Viet Nam Women Entrepreneurs Forum “For a Prosperous and Sustainable Economy”

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020

What: The Viet Nam Women Entrepreneurs Forum 2020 will bring together 150 representatives from government, business, women’s organizations and the international community for discussions on advancing gender equality goals for inclusive and sustainable economic growth, a main goal of UN Women’s work in Asia and the Pacific.

The programme includes a symbolic “Ring the Bell” commemoration in support of Entrepreneurs Day (October 13) and Women’s Day (October 20) in Viet Nam, as well as highlight the pivotal role of the private sector in empowering women. The Forum will also see participating business leaders sign and announce commitments to the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) during a ceremony to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Principles, followed by a gala dinner and networking event.

The event is organized by UN Women’s WeEmpowerAsia programme, which is financially supported by the European Union. The programme supports companies in implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) and a gender-inclusive business culture in seven countries in Asia, including Viet Nam.

Co-hosts of the event include the European Union, Viet Nam Women Entrepreneur Council (VWEC), and Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and Women Entrepreneurs Club. A full agenda and list of speakers can be found here.

Registration: Please register your participation via email to Ms. Kim Lan NGUYEN - nguyen.lan@unwomen.org 

When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 (3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

Where: Melia Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Social Media: Follow the hashtag #WeEmpowerAsia for live updates on UN Women’s Facebook and Twitter channels @unwomenasia


Media Contacts:

  • Kim Lan Nguyen
    Country Programme Manager, WeEmpowerAsia Viet Nam
    UN Women Viet Nam
    Email: nguyen.lan@unwomen.org
  • Minji Kwag
    International Communications Consultant, WeEmpowerAsia
    UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
    Email: minji.kwag@unwomen.org


About WeEmpowerAsia
WeEmpowerAsia, a programme funded by and in partnership with the European Union, seeks to increase the number of women who lead and participate in business in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam. A key component of the programme involves mobilizing private sector companies to become gender-responsive by committing to and implementing the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). For more, visit www.weempowerasia.org.

About UN Women
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

About the European Union
The European Union is made up of 27 member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies. Together, during a period of enlargement of 50 years, they have built a zone of stability, democracy and sustainable development while maintaining cultural diversity, tolerance and individual freedoms.

About Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
The Women’s Empowerment Principles is a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact. The Principles outline seven steps for business on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. The Principles highlight that empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors and throughout all levels of economic activity is essential to build strong economies; establish more stable and just societies; achieve internationally agreed goals for development, sustainability, and human rights; improve quality of life for women, men, families and communities; and propel business’ operations and goals. For more: https://www.weps.org/about