Voices of Vietnamese Women Entrepreneurs

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56 pages | © September 2006 IFC | Complimentary


Voices of Vietnamese Women EntrepreneursWomen constitute a large group in Vietnam in terms of business start-up and ownership. Encouraging more women to become involved in enterprise and grow existing businesses will impact positively on Vietnam's economic performance. However, as in other developing countries, women face a number of challenges not only due to the strong influence of historical and cultural values, but also due to discriminatory barriers in the business environment. Despite these difficulties, women entrepreneurs have been developing their businesses, and this publication serves as a medium for them to share their experiences. Their frank and insightful responses may help inspire other women across the country to put their cherished business ideas into practice, provide institutions involved with supporting, financing and developing businesses — including the government — with more information about the specific needs of women entrepreneurs and serve as suggestions for concrete steps that can boost women's enterprise.


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