AWEN Conference on ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs (Source :VNA)


Hanoi (VNA)
– Strengthening the active participation of businesswomen in regional integration was discussed at a conference on December 10 in Hanoi. 

The event was co-organised by the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council under the Vietnam Chamber of Commercial and Industry (VCCI) and the Department of Enterprises Development under the Ministry of Planning and Investment. 

It saw the attendance of female entrepreneurs from the 10 ASEAN-member nations, and representatives from ministries and sectors. 

Deputy Director of the Department of Enterprises Development Nguyen Hoa Cuong said many women are running small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Vietnam, adding that the Government has devised numerous incentives to boost their enterprises’ development.

Many female participants shared the views that a wide range of activities have been conducted to support the entrepreneurs’ community, including communication, training, and financial, technical and technology assistance. 

President of the ASEAN Women Entrepreneurs’ Network (AWEN) Nguyen Thi Tuyet Minh, who is also Chairman of the Vietnam Women Entrepreneurs Council, called on businesswomen to equip themselves comprehensively in a bid to seize opportunities and tackle challenges from international integration. 

She also suggested a roadmap be developed for improving labour productivity, production technology and management capability for win-win integration.-VNA