|Founder and Director of the Women’s Initiative for Start-ups and Entrepreneurship Tu Thu Hien|
The country is celebrating Vietnam Entrepreneurs’ Day (October 13), which was launched in 2004 to recognise businesspersons’ role in development. Among Vietnamese entrepreneurs, women have gained an increasingly strong foothold in the economy.
The figures demonstrate the important role of women in the economy of Vietnam. According to research by the Mekong Business Initiative (MBI), women-led businesses have more strengths than men-owned ones such as employing a higher percentage of female workers, spending less per worker on wages, contributing slightly more to the national budget in taxes per worker, and spending slightly more on social insurance.As WISE was founded in Ho Chi Minh City in March 2017, are there any WISE-funded start-ups that have succeeded, or could you detail some future projects for start-ups?
Since its establishment six months ago, WISE is in the process of designing and building models tailored to businesswomen’s demands and matching WISE’s strengths.Does WISE work to connect Vietnamese women start-ups with the region?Thank you very much