The Women’s Initiative for Startup and Entrepreneurship (WISE), funded by Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) (co-funded by Autralian Aid and Asian Development Bank – ADB), is a network of high profile startup ecosystem builders to support women startup leaders. WISE aims to become the best connected network of women-owned and led startups in Vietnam, and later throughout the Mekong region.
Business Women in Vietnam still face many barriers that not only limits their own prospects, it limits the whole nation. WISE help reduce the underrepresentation of business women that are able to leverage innovation to compete by addressing these gaps:
- Lack of knowledge and business skills
- Lack of access to finance
- Limited connections and relationships
- Spending 21 hours per week more than men on housework and child or elderly care
We create equal opportunities for Vietnamese women to succeed in business
WISE is the go-to organization enabling female founders through training, connections, community and innovation