Fifty most influential Vietnamese women honoured by Forbes

Thursday, 2017-04-13 03:53:01
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Forbes Vietnam Women’s Summit, a tribute to the leadership, talent and social impact of Vietnamese women, was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 12. (Credit: Forbes Vietnam)
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NDO – Female faces in the list of the 50 most influential women in Vietnam in 2017, voted by Forbes Vietnam, were honoured at a ceremony held under the framework of the 2017 Women's Summit by Vietnam Forbes in Ho Chi Minh City, on April 12.

Organised for the first time in Vietnam, the event is a tribute to the leadership, talent and social impact of Vietnamese women, affirming that they are all Vietnam’s national assets on its path of international integration.

The Forbes list includes prominent names with most influence in Vietnam, such as Politburo member and National Assembly Chairwoman, Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan; former Vietnamese Ambassador to Europe and Belgium, Ton Nu Thi Ninh; Founding President of Fulbright University Vietnam, Dam Bich Thuy; Chairperson of Vietnam Autism Network, Hoang Bich Ngoc; and Chairwoman and General Director of Phu Nhuan Jewellery JSC Cao Thi Ngoc Dung.

Referring to the list of the 50 most influential women in Vietnam in 2017, Nguyen Bao Hoang, Chairman of Interactive Media Company – Forbes Vietnam's commercial representative, said that although female participation rate in the political sphere is still much lower than males, many Vietnamese women have risen to prominent positions.

Regarding the business sector, there are many prominent female faces and their influence can be seen clearly from the leading companies in the economy led by them.

In the field of social, scientific and educational activities, women are also pioneers in meaningful activities, including promoting charitable work, fighting and protecting the rights of the disadvantaged, children and women, and facilitating children's education.

The Forbes ranking of the 50 most influential Vietnamese women is based on criteria of financial impact, level and magnitude of positive influence, and level of media exposure.

This is the method of evaluation used by Forbes for the list of "The World's Most Powerful Women" each year, with suitable adjustment to suit Vietnam’s circumstances.

In addition to honouring the 50 most influential women of Vietnam, the Forbes Women's Summit also featured a food festival and various cultural activities.

In particular, the summit hosted a discussion focusing on a range of topics that address women's empowerment, defining modern women, strengthening their internal strength, the role of women in business, and women’s development in international scene.