Addressing the event, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Do Thang Hai affirmed the important role of Vietnamese women in general and businesswomen in particular to the nation’s socio-economic development. Businesses owned by women account for 25% of total Vietnamese small- and medium-sized enterprises. They have made great contributions to creating jobs and providing stable incomes for workers.

 At the forum

He added that the global economic integration brings both opportunities and challenges to Vietnamese businesses, especially those run by women. Challenges posed by the integration process hinder the complete and equal engagement of businesswomen in the economy.  

During the seminar, the speakers laid stress on the Government’s role in building policies to help businesswomen approach export markets. Some businesswomen shared their experiences and difficulties in running and strengthening their businesses and suggested some policies to help women effectively expand their businesses.  

The participants also shared foreign countries’ effective programs on assisting businesswomen to develop their businesses.

Translated by Tran Hoai