01 June 2022 | 17.00 - 19.00 hrs
02 - 03 July 2022 |09.00 - 18.00 hrs
Gender equality across industries project (GEAI) is funded by the U.S. Consulate General, with the vision to raise public awareness in the "gender equality" issues, which have been existing across many fields and sectors in Vietnam. The project for 2021-2022 has been approved to focus on 4 industries: Press & Media, Non-profits, Retails & Beauty & Education.
Non-profits has been selected to be our next industry. Gender equality is the 5th goal among UN's 17 sustainable development goals by 2030, and this matter has been long discussed as a “subtle and entrenched” issue within the Non-profit sector across the globe. Statistics pointed out that 70-75% of employees in this sector are women, with 60% female leaders in the small organisations, and this number drops down to only 20-25% in the larger groups (Rendon, 2021). Furthermore, according to Forbes US in 2019, salary increases for men almost double women’s, at 8.4% and 4.9% respectively. A recent study from Drexel University in 2021 further elaborated that executive female leaders earn 8.9% less than their male colleagues “when there is room for salary negotiations”. Some root-caused problems being identified are: income inequality, salary compression, corporate sector spillover - when many nonprofit leaders are sourced from the private sector, and bias and lack of decision maker diversity - especially from the board members. What about gender roles? Is it a root problem in the Vietnam non-profit sector? Joining the panel discussion, the audience can hear the diverse voices from the stakeholders, as well as to see a broader picture to the gender equality matter in the Vietnam market for Non-profits. For the relevance of Vietnam's non-profit landscape, this sector will include social enterprises too. At GEAI, we do not stop only at women empowerment, but rather focus on gender equality and diversity. It covers any gender minority presenting in a certain industry, regardless if they are men, women, or LGBTQ+.
Co-founder For Good Vietnam Network
Director - ICS Center
Deputy Director - DRD The Center for Disability and Development
Head of Philanthropy Advocacy - LIN Center for Community Development
Director and counsellor - Ladies of Viet Nam
Executive Director - LIN Center for Community Development
Vice Dean, Faculty of Sociology-Social Work-Southeast Asian Studies - HCMC Open University
Saturday - 02 July 2022
Sunday - 03 July 2022
The project time lasts for 2 months after the intensive training days, when you will team up with other passionate individuals to work on a selected project. Upon the completion of the second training day, each team will develop an action plan together, and have 8 weeks to reach their setting goals.
Has it been a challenging journey for everyone? Any fruitful result have you achieved? What does gender equality mean for you, and how is the current situation in your industry? Inspire others to be the champion of change like you too.
Who will be the ideal candidate to join this outstanding training program? Who can apply to join this special-designed training in the field of gender equity, diversity and inclusion at workplace?
It will be face to face at The American Center. However, training method might be changed to hybrid or online depend on the unforeseen circumstances, such as pandemic, disaster, etc.
Yes, this is compulsory to evaluate your passion and authenticity. We just want to see the sparkles in your eyes and why you care about this matter.
A short 2-minute self-recorded video speaking in Vietnamese (or English), answering the 3 questions from the application form will do the work. Relax, be confident, and wear a smile ^^
Remember to set the video access so we don’t have to request for the permission later (to save time). Your video is confidential and not stored by GEAI. We do not need the access later once the final result is out.
The program offers the same foundation of knowledge and frameworks for every industry. However, the examples, case studies, guest speakers, and content would be more relevant to the chosen industry. You can apply even if you work indirectly with the stakeholders from this industry, or have past experiences dealing with them. Remember, this is about an equitable work environment and opportunities for everyone, so the knowledge foundation and practical frameworks would always be suitable for anyone that cares.
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1. Self introduction 2. Why do you want to apply for this training program? 3. If selected, how do you plan to share your knowledge and help raise awareness of gender equality to your colleagues and partners in the industry?
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