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Welcoming Cherie Blair Foundation for Women to Savvycom

On 13th June 2018, Savvycom team was delighted with a chance to greet Mrs Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister who is the leader of the delegation from Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Qualcomm Wireless Reach at our home-sweet-home headquarters in Hanoi.

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Mrs Cherie Blair, Ms Van Dang and the delegation from CBFW and Qualcomm.

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Mrs Cherie Blair, Ms Van Dang and Savvycom’s Management Team.

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Mrs Cherie Blair, Ms Van Dang, and Savvycom’s Outstanding Employees.

The meeting started off with Ms Van Dang, Savvycom CEO, talking about her personal journey, from selling peanuts to help her mom out in the street corner 30 years ago to having an international business that appeared on Clutch’s TOP 25 IT outsourcing companies. She mentioned the help of her mentor from the Mentoring Women in Business programme with love and gratitude, believing that it was the encounter that changed the course of her life. She also stated that Mrs Cherie Blair has been a huge inspiration, being such a go-getter and a prominent voice for equal treatments between boys and girls.

For those reasons, Ms Van Dang now returns to the programme as a mentor, seeking to help talented women to join the IT industry.

During the visit, Ms Van Dang also took Mrs Cherie Blair and the delegation on a tour of Savvycom office. There, Mrs Cherie Blair was fascinated with Savvycom’s Happy Corner and the motivational slogans hanging around the office.

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Mrs Cherie Blair’s favourite quote at Savvycom Office.

 

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Savvycom at DevelopHer by Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Qualcomm

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.

Cherie Blair, Van Dang Savvycom,

Mrs.Cherie Blair and Ms.Van Dang

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.

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Ms Van Dang is trying out the HerVenture app.

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.

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Mrs.Cherie Blair and Vietnamese women in Mentoring Women in Business programme.

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.

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