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Great leaders are visionaries in designing and embracing opportunities to build a better future for everyone. They possess new thinking and mobilize resources to turn ideas into action and impact. They lead change through inspiration and motivation.
Vietnamese society continues to see women leaders who are breaking barriers, outdated rules, and ways of working to reshape organizations and industries. They lead with purpose.
To continue the mission to champion and celebrate women leaders in a fast-changing world, the Women’s Summit hosted by ForbesVietnam will return in November 2023 under the theme Leading with Purpose to discuss important issues for the development and progress of women in Vietnam. This not-to-be-missed inspirational event is for women who aspire to excel in their career and personal life.
It will bring together leaders across industries and generations who will share their perspectives when taking charge to make the changes they want to see in the world. What are they thinking and doing to create a present and a future which are more harmonious and happier for themselves, their communities, and beyond?
Join us to meet, listen, and amplify the progressive mindsets of movers and shakers. The forum will feature keynote speeches, on-stage interviews, and panel discussions with impactful leading figures in politics, business, sports, the arts, and social works.
Narrowing the gender gap
Advocating for activities that foster women’s leadership, lead to positive change, and develop the next generation of female leaders.
Beyond ordinary boundaries
A real-life story from an outstanding female leader of a large corporation who led her team to conquer international markets.
Leadership and flexibility
Use your flexibility to seize business opportunities, manage your business, and demonstrate leadership thinking.
Be your own hero
The journey to conquer goals, proactively create opportunities, develop careers, and demonstrate the qualities of the next generation of female leaders.
Interim Representative in Viet Nam, UN Women
Nguyễn Thị Thu Sắc
Founder, General Director of Hải Nam Co., Ltd Chairperson of Vietnam Association of Seafood Processing and Exporters
Founder & CEO, POPSWW
Executive Director Gamuda Land regional central marketing & sales
Đặng Phạm Minh Loan
CEO of International Dairy Corporation (IDP)
Moderator Phạm Hồng Hải
Vice Chairman, TVS
Professor Claire Macken
Pro Vice-Chancellor and General Director RMIT Vietnam
Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Minh
Vietnam Chair of GSW;
Founder and CEO, WeLead
Trần Vân Khánh
Deputy Director of Gen-Protein Research Center Hanoi Medical University
Dr. Võ Hoàng Yến
Founder & Director Disability Research and Capacity Development (DRD)
Moderator Khổng Loan
Deputy Managing Editor
Nguyễn Thị Thu Lành
CEO, Hạnh Phúc Xanh Social Enterprise
Lưu Thanh Huyền
Region Head of Young Talent Management, L’Oréal, SAPMENA
Art Collector, Founder CEO – The Outpost Art Organisation
Nguyễn Thúc Thùy Tiên
Miss Grand International 2021
Moderator Sevinch Orujova
Musical performer, voice talent
Women Summit 2023 The theme: Leading with Purpose
The annual Forbes Vietnam Women’s Summit is the largest event of the year in Vietnam that discusses important issues for the development and progress of women in Vietnam. This not-to-be-missed inspirational event is for women who aspire to excel in their career and personal life.
Vietnamese society has witnessed a dramatic economic transformation in a generation. The Government has signed international commitments on gender equality, and participated in developing a gender equality legal framework that is widely recognized for its comprehensiveness. Women’s increasingly active participation in political, social and economic activities has been recorded. However, there is still a lot of work ahead for us to eliminate barriers to progress and narrow the gender gap in all fields, from governance, labor, agriculture, business, transport and connectivity, urban development, family life, social protection, migration and climate change.
This keynote will update the reality on the topic of gender in Vietnam, in the context of industries where women’s workforce participation has seen changes due to the negative impact of the pandemic.
Flexibility is the key to resilience, not only in physical but spiritual health. It is also the thing that transforms business operations spectacularly, leading to their adaptability and openness to new opportunities.
This panel discussion will feature female leaders from some of the biggest corporations in Vietnam sharing their approaches to agility to navigate the current uncertain nature of business and beyond.
Esther Nguyễn – Founder & CEO, POPSWW
Nguyễn Thị Thu Sắc – Founder, General Director of Hải Nam Co., Ltd – Chairperson of Vietnam Association of Seafood Processing and Exporters
Đặng Phạm Minh Loan – CEO of International Dairy Corporation (IDP)
Sueway Tan – Executive Director Gamuda Land regional central marketing & sales
Moderator: Phạm Hồng Hải – Vice Chairman, TVS
With different perspectives on the world than men, women are able to create and execute with sensitivity. They contribute to making the world more humane, diverse, multi-cultural, and tolerant.
This panel discussion will feature extraordinary women across different disciplines who will share their creative journeys to transform their fields. With their imagination, hard work, commitment, and talent they focus on their purpose to create a legacy for the next generation.
Professor Claire Macken – Pro Vice-Chancellor and General Director RMIT Vietnam
Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Minh – Founder & CEO WeLead
Assoc.Prof.Dr.Trần Vân Khánh – Head of Department of Molecular Pathology – Deputy Director of Gen-Protein Research Center Hanoi Medical University
Dr. Võ Hoàng Yến – Founder & Director Disability Research and Capacity Development (DRD)
Moderator: Khổng Loan – Deputy Managing Editor
Traditional expectations of society and previous generations can be a burden on the young. To be your own hero means proactively creating opportunities and steps in your life to achieve what you have planned and wished for, not because of others’ expectations. What does this mean to the next generation of women leaders in Vietnam?
This panel will feature young and proactive women who will discuss their focus and goals, and how they are developing their capacities to build their career and strength.
Nguyễn Thị Thu Lành – CEO, Hạnh Phúc Xanh Social Enterprise
Nguyễn Thúc Thùy Tiên – Miss Grand International 2021, Content Creator
Ariel Phạm – Art Collector, Founder CEO – The Outpost Art Organisation
Lưu Thanh Huyền – Region Head of Young Talent Management, L’Oréal, SAPMENA