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WISE launches He Can campaign to promote gender equality

  Hanoi, 22 December 2020 – The Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship (WISE) has officially launched He Can, a campaign that promotes the idea that men can be more active in caring responsibilities, in the same manner that women can participate more in the economy. The campaign kicked off through the release of a recorded talk show with male role models including sports journalist Dinh Duc Hoang, entrepreneur Hoang Anh Tu, Film Director Nguyen Hoang Diep and twin vloggers Trung Anh and Viet Anh, more popularly known as Vlog1977. The campaign is supported by Investing In Women, an initiative of...

Online Women Festival – Rise and Shine in the digital age

Hanoi, December 5th, 2020 - The Women's Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship (WISE) in collaboration with Facebook's #SheMeansBusiness program organizes a virtual event called Online Women Festival - Rise and Shine in the digital age. This is a non-profit event organized with the aim of supporting the female startups and entrepreneurs by connecting and bringing in sharing from guest speakers who are successful business women, business professionals, key opinion leaders in society. The event was livestreamed on WISE's Facebook page a (https://www.facebook.com/wisenets/) with a variety of activities including panel discussions, presentations, fire-side talks, and virtual trade fair participated by women-owned...

IGNITE Initiative: Unleashing the power of women entrepreneurs

WISE is proud to be one of four implementing partners under the IGNITE INITIATIVE: UNLEASHING THE POWER OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS which is sponsored by Mastercard Impact Fund from 2020 – 2022. The IGNITE Initiative unleashes the power of women entrepreneurs in major urban and periurban centers of Vietnam. It increases their access to finance, technology, information, and entrepreneurial networks through collaboration among financial service providers (FSPs), business accelerators, and NGO partners. Vision The IGNITE Initiative ensures a landscape that promises. WISE, CARE, VP Bank and Canal Circle will work together to ensure a landscape that promises greater opportunity for women entrepreneurs,...

WISE is proud to be 1 of 8 winners under Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund

May 28th 2020 - WISE IS SO PROUD TO BE ONE OF EIGHT WINNERS under the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund (AWEF), out of more than 180 applicants across the globe. Overview At the 2019 ANDE Annual Conference, ANDE announced an exciting new partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), under the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) initiative, and the Visa Foundation to launch the ANDE Gender Equality Initiative, which aims to support women entrepreneurs in emerging markets. The initiative’s first activity, the Advancing Women’s Empowerment Fund, will identify the best strategies to get investment capital into the hands of women entrepreneurs in...

Online Training: Strategies for effective response to Covid-19

On April 29th 2020, the online training workshop: Strategies for effective response to Covid-19 was conducted. This is the first session of the online training series that WISE cooperates with Facebook to organize from now until the end of 2020 with the aim of providing comprehensive support to the women startups and entrepreneurs community in Viet Nam to effectively response to the Covid-19's impact. The seminar was delivered by a communication expert cum businessman Hoang Anh Tu and a Facebook accredited trainer Nguyen Huy Hoang, with the active participation of the audience from many locations across Viet Nam with more than 600...

Demo Day – WISE Accelerator 2019

Ho Chi Minh City, October 30th 2019 - 8 best female startups joined a Demo Day and Investor Pitching Event – the final round of the WISE Women Accelerator 2019 and pitched to a panel of prestigious investors who are from Vintech City, ESP, ADB Ventures, NextTech - Next 100, 500 Startups, Valhalla - Canada. As the final result, Smilee was the winning startup, receiving a prize of USD 10,000. With the goal of inspiring, supporting and promoting female founders to start their businesses and grow successfully, WISE Women Accelerator is the only startup acceleration program in Vietnam for women that...

Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness program

#SheMeansBusiness is an initiative of Facebook to honor, create opportunities and improve women's economic power worldwide. Through a series of online seminars, training courses and resources, #Shemeansbusiness equips women entrepreneurs with the knowledge, connections, skills and technology needed to build and develop their online business. Below are key achievements of #Shemeansbusiness program since its launch on the 2016 International Women's Day: Available in 21 countries worldwide; More than 190,000 businesswomen are trained through events; More than 50,000 people are trained via Facebook Live Globally, the number of women-run pages on Facebook has increased by more than 60%. On September 20, 2017, Vietnam...

Discover HerVenture app with Miss Vietnam Do My Linh

Being a former foreign trade student and having a passion for business since childhood, Miss Vietnam 2016 Do My Linh has always cherished the intention to start a business and pursue a certain business. But from theory to reality is a big gap. Busy daily schedule also makes it hard for Linh to attend intensive training courses. Linh didn't know where and how to start. Then fortunately, a close friend told Linh 1 "security" - HerVenture - the application to discover knowledge and business skills on mobile phones! The application is provided completely free of charge, is available on mobile phones...

Nguyen Huyen Chau – Using digital technology to help mountainous communities

Besides sharing knowledge, we also focus on practice - including building a network of architects to co-create meaningful works for rural communities.Nguyen Huyen Chau is co-founder of the 'Library Collaborative Art and Architecture Library (CA') - a creative space with a collection of nearly 4,000 specialized books and a variety of creative tools. Follow the story of adopting digital platforms into development projects that Chau and her team!

Lâm Thúy Hà – Triip – Starting a business is never easy

Lam Thi Thuy Ha is a cofounder of Triip - a technological travelling company with a mission to bring sustainable development to the tourism industry.  In 2013, Ha started with triip.me, a platform that connects travelers and locals, in order to bring the most authentic indigenous experience for travelers. Up to now, triip.me has more than 6,000 tours in over 100 countries; generating jobs for hundreds of local people.  Triip always aims to preserve "mother nature" as well as prioritize the development of local communities and people above their profits.  In addition to the effort of the founders, as well as the...
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