From Savvycom to all women in tech: Everyday is women’s day

As an industry which has long been perceived as an uphill battle for women, the technology field has not gone unnoticed. So in this historical Women’s March, what do our women in tech think about the age-old stereotypes, the inclusion of women, the diversity of genders at work, and the effort of tech companies in balancing the situation? 
Here are the confidences from some of Savvycom’s representatives.

Sophie Nguyen – Business Consultant of Savvycom

“Recently, there are many pieces of research proving that the technology industry needs women. Diversity of thought leads to better problem-solving. Collaborating with individuals of different genders and sexual orientations leads to innovation and enhances problem-solving, which are the core points for development in technology. 

“Collaborating with individuals of different genders and sexual orientations leads to innovation and enhances problem-solving”

Therefore, I believe the presence of women in tech is inevitable and irreplaceable – and the whole industry might be thinking the same. Although the number of women in this industry remains low, the trend is showing signs: the number of women at the executive level grow 2.1% year-on-year; women were also promoted at a slightly higher rate than men for the second straight year, with 14.7% of them advancing compared to 14.4% of their male counterparts.
We have to look into the other side of the statistics to embrace the right spirit and not be too pessimistic over the situation, which is actually cooler, and the industry is encouraging more women to get involved, to raise their voices and appear powerfully to the world.
I keep my faith that, in just the next few years, women will have a chance to prove their stance in Tech, and swing the age-old prejudice upon working women – especially women in tech.”

Van Dang – Founder, CEO of Savvycom

“When I started my career as an engineer, I did not expect equality, but instead fueled myself with the assumption that I have already possessed the competitive capability required to grow as a tech expert. My job, therefore, is not paying attention to any stereotypical anecdotes but forging my own courage, steadfastness and resilience to work harder than people around me in order to gain significant footing and win my dream. Nothing can pull me back, as I am the only one who is responsible for my dream and for that reason, I will follow myself and my own inner peace.

“Nothing can pull me back, as I am the only one who is responsible for my dream and for that reason, I will follow myself and my own inner peace.”

After years striving in the technology field, from a researcher, I have worked my way up to be a business analyst, a consultant, a project manager and the founder, CEO of Savvycom – Top 30 Global Mobile App Developers, the Vice President of Vietnam Digital Technology Alliance, recognised as one of the top 15 Global Leader To Watch 2017 and top 100 Outstanding Entrepreneurs in Vietnam, the winner of “Mekong Women’s Entrepreneurship” by World Bank. Most recently, I have become the only Vietnamese candidate to win the 2020 Fortune – US Department of State Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Programme. None of those could have mattered if I had not gone against the stereotypes people labelled on women.
Grasp every opportunity, fear no prejudices. That’s the recipe for success.

Nhu Quynh – HR Manager of Savvycom

The technology industry is no longer a boys’ club. The number of women is on the rise, and women are starting to leave their own marks on the technology map: Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Susan Wojcicki of Youtube, Ginni Rometty of IBM, etc. Those are results of our fierce fights against the once unjust system upon working women – tech women in specific, as well as the efforts of many leaders to design a favourable and equal environment for women.

“The technology industry is no longer a boys’ club.”

Savvycom is also part of the wave. Since our CEO, Ms Van Dang, is also a woman in tech who highly empathises with the difficulties many women are undergoing, she dedicates to empowering women in this technology industry. Taking it as a manifesto, Savvycom is doing the best to create a wonderful environment for everyone, regardless of their genders, to grow. 
Our philosophy is simple – erasing the boundaries between men and women within the company. That is also translated into another way of understanding: Gender will not be a  ground for our policy and incentives. Instead, we build our system based on more solid foundations, such as needs, wants, abilities, etc of each employee. From those points on, we customise our value deliveries as per each individual features to maximise their satisfaction and the progress towards their goals – the result of months and years observing and deriving insights in order to discover not only their outer but inner selves to offer them the right treatments.
In Savvycom, everyone is treated fairly the way they really deserve.”
Read more: How Savvycom excels at human management

Last words

No challenge is too hard if we dare to ease it out. On this historical Women’s March, Savvycom would love to celebrate all women – especially those in tech. We acknowledge people who go against the odds, who love themselves enough to not let go of their dreams and pay it forward to others. May you all live with love, flaming passion and stay forever beautiful – inside and out.
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Savvycom CEO – Top Outstanding Young Startup Entrepreneurs 2016

Savvycom is delighted to announce that Savvycom CEO – Ms. Van Dang – has been nominated among Top Most Outstanding Vietnam Start-up Entrepreneurs in 2016. The award is the Vietnamese government’s recognition for her relentless efforts in striving the company to success for the past 6 years.

Ms. Van Dang in ao dai

Ms. Van Dang wearing “aodai” – a Vietnamese women traditional costume – when receive the award

This award is one of our government’s long-term attempts to boost the entreprenurs spirit and can-do attitude among the Vietnamese youngsters. Every year, it shines a light on the best individuals with outstanding business achievement across various economic categories. 2016 nominated candidates has contributed to Vietnam 2015 total revenue of about 4,554 billion, a 47.4% growth compared to 2014. It is so fascinating that all of this contribution are made by many CEO, Board of Directors with the age under 35, holding a key role in their growing businesses. Van Dang, Savvycom CEO commented; “I am honoured to be nominated for this prestigious award. It is also a statement to my endeavors in bringing high service quality to my clients. I hope that this accomplishment, my success today, would encourage women to unhesitately chase their dreams, no matter how many difficulties ahead”.

Savvycom CEO - Ms. Van Dang

Savvycom CEO – Ms. Van Dang

6 years ago, Van Dang – current Savvycom CEO – had made a life-changing decision, yet stayed true to her heart: to establish an offshore software vendor aiming at becoming a long-term strategic partner by delivering high quality services. Despite many objections about how risky it is for a women to build her own company, and how unreal the idea may be, Van still stayed affirmed with her passion. After 6 years, the achivement of her non-stop journey with the founder team has shown how right her choice was. More than 300 successful projects delivered, 92% returning clients and all client’s positive feedbacks are the most powerful evidences showing how far Van has gone. Despite being the only women in Savvycom leadership team, she was the one who has carried the whole company through ups and downs, then strived to greatness. In this men-oriented, tough industry; Van has created a miracle. “This woman has an amazing determation. Van would try effortlessly to achieve whatever she commited to do. We all admire her for that.” – said Savvycom COO, Minh Nguyen. Today, Van is among only a few young Vietnam women entrepreneurs that achive success in the IT Industry. She has truly become a model for woman success – who rose beyond the society perception of women, and relentlessly chased her dreams.

Ms. Van with her beloved Savvycom family in its sixth birthday.

Ms. Van with her beloved Savvycom family in its sixth birthday.

About Savvycom We are Vietnam leading IT company specializing in offshore software development. Aiming at automated software testing, mobile app testing services, website development and mobile application development, Savvycom has strived higher and higher to bring success to our clients. With a fully-integrated team of strategists, technologists and designers driven with passion, creativity and a relentless commitment to excellence, Savvycom has offered business value to 50+ clients all over the world, provided high-quality services with 300+ successful projects in industry verticals including Business Service, Health Care, Education, E-commerce, Retailing, Finance, Transportation and Entertainment. For further information, check out: >> Savvycom CEO Profile >> Savvycom Services >> Savvycom Successful Projects

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