Navigating Gender Equality in Press & Media - Panel Discussion

Start date

21 September 2021 | 16.30 – 18.30 hrs

Intensive training for Press & Media industry

Start date

21 October 2021 |09.00 - 12.00 hrs

22 October 2021|09.00 - 12.00 hrs

23 October 2021 |09.00 - 18.00 hrs

- Online training course
- Training will be conducted in Vietnamese / Ngôn ngữ training bằng Tiếng Việt

Gender equality across Vietnam industries

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, Healthcare, Retails & Beauty & Education.

Press & Media has been selected for our opening and first industry. Gender equality is the 5th goal among UN's 17 sustainable development goals by 2030, and this matter has been long discussed for the Media and Journalism industry across the globe. The most frequent topics are: the gender inequality at the decision-making level, the lack of equal gender representation in media content, and the rights of women media workers.

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+. 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 Press & Media.

Training guest speakers

Each of our guests with their expertise will add voices and diversify the training content.

Denise Thi

CEO - Isobar Vietnam

Bung Tran

Founder - AI Education

Linh Ngo

Director - ICS Center

Previous speakers

The first-of-its-kind discussion with the diverse voices from the industry stakeholders

Monica Damberg-Ott

Cultural Affairs Officer
The U.S. Consulate General

Cuong Dang

Partner & CEO
Forbes Vietnam

Chi Pham

Co.Head of Strategy & Planning
Dentsu Redder

Ruby Nguyen


Long Nguyen

Senior Communication Lecturer
RMIT University

Focused training agenda

The 3-days intensive program will inspire and encourage you to be a gender equality change catalyst or champion at your workplace. Fully funded by the U.S. Consulate General, the training is specially designed and customized for each relevant industry. Field of training: gender equity, diversity and inclusion at workplace.

Thursday - 21 October 2021

Duyen Dao


MORNING: Raising Awareness

  • Gender equality challenges in Vietnam & Setting the scence
  • Benenits of diversity & inclusion – what does it mean for you and the business?
  • Gender role, stereotypes & bias

Friday - 22 October 2021

Duyen Dao


MORNING: Diversity & Equal Challenges at workplace

  • Diversity Leadership & Talent Pipeline
  • Equal opportunities

Saturday - 23 October 2021

Duyen Dao


MORNING – Diversity & Equal Challenges at workplace (Con’t)

  • Work Environment
  • Inclusive Culture & Leadership

AFTERNOON: Gender Equality Champion

  • Guest Speaker: Best Practice sharing on Inclusive Culture & Leadership
  • Discussion: Gender equality strategy & roapmap
  • Presenting your strategy
  • Project timeline next 2 months

Project time

How ready you are to be the champion of change? Let other champions lend you their hands too.

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.

Reflection & Graduation

Let look back on your journey of change together as a group, and reflect on the gender equality actions.

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.

Application criteria

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?


23 - 45 years old


Commited to the whole training timeline


Mid-career professional


In Non-profit sector (including social enterprises)


Passionate/ care about gender equality


Willing to be the champion of change


No, the whole training program is fully funded by the U.S. Consulate General. It includes training fees, learning materials, and all the required coordination to make this happen. Make sure you can commit to the end of the program once being selected.
Yes, there will be a ceremony organized upon your completion of the program, issued and presented by the U.S. Consulate General. This will be a special moment as an outstanding reward at the end.
It depends on the team agreement, your action plan, and the expected objectives, all set by your team. A clear communication and supports among all team members are highly recommended to keep the project going.
The training will be in Vietnamese, as our beneficiary group are for the Viet people to be the champion of change in their work environment.

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.

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Venue: The American Center, floor 8, Diamond Plaza, 34 Le Duan, D1, HCMC
Guest welcome: 16h30
Program starts exactly at: 17h00
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Submission form

Training will be conducted in Vietnamese / Ngôn ngữ training bằng Tiếng Việt

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