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On October 16, a free conference issues of significance to Vietnam’s economic future will be held at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel from 12.30 to 5.30pm. Targeting final year female university students and recent graduates, this free event will enhance participants’ understanding of the importance of women’s representation in leadership and will shine a light on health and well-being challenges facing women. Speakers and panellists will be drawn from a range of backgrounds to provide a diversity of views to engage and inspire the young audience. This event will be live streamed on the Australia in Vietnam Facebook page. Registration for this event is via Eventbrite.

The Conference program also includes a number of exciting side events. Registration is open now for a dual seminar and competition event at the Soul Live Project on October 15 from 10.00am to 2.00pm. Ms Trang Le, CEO of Multimedia JSC, will deliver a seminar on ‘how to present a winning image’; this will be followed by a women’s pitching competition. Young women entrepreneurs in any sector will compete to win amazing prizes, including VND50M in seed funding. This is free event, and registration is essential.

There will also be additional invitation-only events such as an Australian-Vietnamese Seminar on Breast Cancer, lead by Australian oncologists, as well as expert-led workshops on important women’s issues including breast cancer and maternal health, human trafficking, and domestic violence.

Australian Consul-General Ms Karen Lanyon said, “My hope is that the conference becomes an annual event continuing to provide practical support to young Vietnamese women long after I have left Vietnam. We couldn’t have organized this event successfully without the generous supports from all of our sponsors, especially our major event partners, the Australian Water Association, Jetstar, Laureate International Universities, NS Bluescope Vietnam, andVinausteel.”

All participants at the main Conference will receive a free women’s health check voucher, courtesy of the Australian Consulate-General and Marie Stopes Vietnam. The Conference will also launch a competition to win a 10-week English language scholarship placement in Australia, as well as a women’s internship program that will place young final-year female university students and recent graduates with over 20 top Vietnam and international companies.

Reported by Song Anh