We focus our Consulting Services on:
How to create enabling environments for women to lead.
We work with government organizations and companies who want to promote more gender equality and inclusive leadership.
Promoting inclusive leadership and gender equality is good for your organization; it is also good for you as a leader.
This CEO Brief is a collaboration between Investing in Women, the Australian Government, the Vietnam Business Coalition for Women’s Empowerment (VBCWE), Lightpath Leadership and Wardhaven Capital Ltd. It is designed as a resource ‘from executives for executives’, using real life examples. It covers the WHY and the WHAT of inclusive leadership and includes easy first steps – ‘quick wins’ – that you as CEO can implement quickly and cost-effectively.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, AmCham Vietnam was honored to host Champions of Diversity and Inclusion: the Panel Pledge on March 8th at the Reverie Saigon, with a welcome 50/50 female: male participation ratio! The event was coordinated with and co-hosted by an inter-chamber coalition of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion advocates, including AmCham; Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam; British Chamber of Commerce Vietnam; Canadian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam; and EuroCham Vietnam. And many thanks to event sponsors P&G Vietnam and Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam.
A key part of the event, officiated by Vietnam Panel Pledge Secretariat Irene Ohler, was the public commitment of prominent Consuls General, Business Leaders, and Chambers as signatories to The Panel Pledge, a commitment to seek Gender Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in public forums which they organize or in which they participate to avoid male-only panels, aka “manels”. Australian Consul General Sarah Hooper provided background on the genesis and importance of the Panel Pledge.
For more information on the Vietnam Panel Pledge, please click here.
GENDER EQUALITY CONFERENCE 2019
We’ve consulted to the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City to organise Vietnam’s first Women’s and Gender Conferences to showcase women leadership, and to engage leading men to share their motivation and experience of implementing more diversity in their organisations.
We continue our cooperation with the Australian Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City, specifically, to drive enhanced engagement of male CEOs on gender equality.
DIVERSE LEADERSHIP TEAMS ARE
GOOD FOR BUSINESS
The research is clear: companies with more women in leadership positions perform better!
According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute Vietnam could add $40 billion a year to its GDP by 2025 by advancing gender equality.
The 2020 ILO enterprise across Asia and the Pacific survey showed that improving gender diversity in the workplace creates improved business benefits:
65% reported increased profitability and productivity - 18% of enterprises even reported profit increases between 15-20%!
Almost 69% reported increased ability to attract and retain talent, 62% reported greater creativity, innovation and openness, 57% said their company’s reputation had been enhanced, and 47%reported better ability to gauge consumer interest and demand.
So the case of more women in leadership is compelling:
Who wouldn’t want to unleash the potential of ALL their talent and increase their profits?
TIME TO ACT – WITH INTENTION
How can you be mindful of gender diversity AND intentional about creating inclusive work practices that leverages every talent?
A good starting point is to get in touch with us here.
We draw on an international team to assist you.