To celebrate the introduction of a new application supporting women entrepreneurs in Vietnam – HerVenture, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Qualcomm Wireless Reach have organized a DevelopHer launch event on 14th June 2018, at Hanoi Sheraton Hotel.
Participating in this event were Mrs Cherie Blair – Founder of Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, Mrs Julie Welch – Vice President of Qualcomm Incorporated, Mr Nam Trieu – Director of Qualcomm Vietnam, Lao and Cambodia, Mrs Lai Viet Anh – Deputy Director General of Ministry of Industry and Trade, Mrs Nguyen Thi Minh Tuyet – Chairman of Vietnamese Business Women, along with media representatives and several Mentoring Women In Business programme’s members. Savvycom team was proud to be invited, with our wonderful CEO Mrs Van Dang as a speaker at the event.
HerVenture is a mobile learning app that supports women entrepreneurs to access the skills, confidence and networks they need to grow their businesses. HerVenture provides essential business training, enabling women to access skills-building information ‘on the go’. It features five learning ‘tracks’, including launching a business, product innovation and expanding market access. Based on user input, the app suggests a personalised study roadmap for each entrepreneur. Content is provided in bite-sized, easily digestible formats such as swipeable cards, quizzes and videos. The app also allows users to find and connect with each other, as well as learn about local business events.
Being a huge spokesperson of human rights, Mrs Cherie Blair emphasized: “Choice. It could be nothing short than life-changing. The choice to rely on income from our spouse and partner, or the choice to create that income our self. The choice to take care of the family at home, or the choice to do businesses in the boardroom. Or the choice to do both. But for too many women, they have no choice.” That’s the drive behind HerVenture’s development: to give women a chance to study about business free of cost, and then make their own decisions.
Through discussion, we recognized the importance of not only advocating for women empowerment in business but also assisting them through their rocky roads. Mrs Van Dang experienced the same hardship starting our Savvycom in 2009, but thanks to her mentor in the Mentoring Women In Business programme, the company has become Vietnam’s Most Trusted App Developer and Tech Co-Founders with more than 100 clients worldwide. Now, she returned the favours by becoming a proud mentor of the program in the last 4 years.
Savvycom believes that Mrs Van Dang will continue to support women entrepreneurs worldwide – especially in the IT industry, and we are looking forward to working with potential partners in the future.