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THE 32nd WOMEN'S STORYTELLING SALON

IS COMING SOON

OUR PREVIOUS SALONS

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RE-IMAGINE EDUCATION
A Celebration of Teacher's Day

20 November 2023

Our generous storytellers were:

MY-LINH PHAN

Principal, High School, True North School

HOA PHAM, PHD

Founder - AKO Kindergarten;

Lecturer - Hanoi National University of Education

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8X GENERATION
Forging their own paths, Shaping the new Vietnam.

3 October 2023

Our generous storytellers were:

TINA THAO TRAN PhD, MBA
Vice-Chair of the Board, Head of ESG Committee - PNJ

NGUYEN MINH GIANG
Co-Founder - NEWING Company

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SCIENTISTS WITH IMPACT
Agribusiness founders
transforming live and livelihood

1 June 2023

Our generous storytellers were:

Lyndal Hugo PhD, Founder of Orlar, an AgriTech company 

Thach Thi Chal Thi, Founder of Sokfarm for Happy Agriculture 

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS
A highwire, high energy journey

22 February 2023

Our dynamic Storytellers were:
Ella Trinh, Co-founder & COO, Vulcan Augmetics

Trang Dang, Founder and CEO of Ru9, The Sleep Company

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STORIES FROM THE PANDEMIC
Frontline Responses

19 Jan 2022

Our generous storytellers were:

Nguyen Thi Hai Lien, Department of Health Organization and Management, HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy;

Head of Quality Control - Infection Control at Field Hospital No. 6 in 2021

Phan Thi Xuan Mai, Chief of Staff at PNJ, volunteer at Song Foundation and  Long Thọ Foundation.

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DOING GOOD
When times are tough, but it's needed most

8 December 2020

Our storytellers who know a lot about 'Doing Good' were:

Van Ly, partner at Raise Partner and

Mimi Vu, partner at Raise Partner.

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SUMMER 2020 SERIES
Stories though a Pandemic

9 July 2020

This Salon was part of the LightPath Leadership Summer 2020 Program for Women – with Salons in HCMC and Hanoi, Women Leadership Programs, Storytelling Sessions, and Weekend Getaways. 

The storytellers of our Summer 2020 - Stories through a Pandemic – Salon were:

Nguyen Ngoc My, Board Member and Senior Management - Alphanam Group, and
Doan Kieu My, Founder YellowBlocks and Women in Tech Vietnam.

 

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SUMMER 2020 SERIES
Stories though a Pandemic

23 June 2020

This Salon was part of the LightPath Leadership Summer 2020 Program for Women – with Salons in HCMC and Hanoi, Women Leadership Programs, Storytelling Sessions, and Weekend Getaways. 

The storytellers of our Summer 2020 - Stories through a Pandemic – Salon were:

Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director of AmCham Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City, and 

Lan Anh Nguyen, Managing Director of Endeavor Vietnam.
 

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INVEST FOR IMPACT
The Investor and the Start Up

3 December 2019

Our wonderful storytellers this time were:

Shuyin Tang, Partner, Patamar Capital

Evelyn Nguyen, CEO, co-founder of Canal Circle

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TO LEAN IN OR TO LEAN OUT?
The Challenge of Balance

June 2019

Our inspiring storytellers to celebrate our 20th anniversary were:

Ha Do, Senior Partner at KPMG Vietnam

and 

Maria S. Chung, Attorney-at-Law; Kennametal Inc.

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GREEN WARRIORS
Solving social and environmental problems

March 2019

Our inspiring storytellers were: 

Nguy Thi Khanh, first Vietnamese Goldman Environmental Prize recipient in 2018 and Executive Director, Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID)

and

Trang Tran, CEO and Founder of Fargreen 

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AUTHENTIC VOICES
Communicating with Impact in a Noisy World

19 February 2019

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Ton Nu Thi Ninh, President, HCMC Peace and Development Foundation, and

Thai My Phuong, a.k.a Tamypu, author, designer, lecturer

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PINK EDITION
Special Pink Edition telling Stories around HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF

14 October 2018

Our wonderful storyteller was:

Nguyễn Thuỷ Tiên, co-founder of Mạng lưới ung thư vú Việt Nam, Breast Cancer Network Vietnam

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AU REVOIR HANOI! HANOI, XIN CHAO!
Tales of departure and home coming

2 October 2018

Our wonderful storyteller was:

Nguyen Viet Loan, Chairwoman, Journeys To The East 
Hien Dao, Founder & CEO Golden Path Academic

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PATHWAYS TO THE PRESIDENCY
Two Women Transforming Higher Education in Vietnam

5 June 2018

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Gael McDonald, President, RMIT Vietnam 
Dam Bich Thuy,
President, Fulbright University Vietnam

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HUMBLE BEGINNINGS
Two KOTO Alumnae Success Stories

23 May 2018

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Do Kim Tinh, Restaurant Manager, LOTTE Hotel
Huong Dang Thi, International Partnerships and Engagement Manager, KOTO

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BLAZING YOUR OWN TRAIL
Stories of Career Changes and Choices

5 December 2017

Our wonderful storytellers were:

H.E. Hasanthi Dissanayake, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Vietnam
Thao Nguyen-Griffiths, Policy Advisor, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI)

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REDEFINING SUCCESS
The Story of Social Enterprise in Vietnam

21 September 2017

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Pham Kieu Oanh, founder of CSIP, the Center for Social Initiatives Promotion
Van Thi Nguyen, founder and director The Will to Live Center and IMAGTOR

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STORIES FROM THE MARGINS
Working with the Most Vulnerable in Society.

30 May 2017

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Nguyen Thi Thuy, Chairwoman of VN National Network for Sexworkers, coordinating Board member of Asia Pacific Org. of Sexworkers
Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh, Center for Support Community Development Initiatives (SCDI)

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FILM MAKERS
Modern Vietnamese Storytellers

28 March 2017

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Pham Hong Anh, actress, film producer and director
Nguyen Hoang Diep, film director and producer

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BA TRIEU’S 21ST CENTURY DAUGHTERS
Special Salon – sponsored by The Australian Embassy’s Gender Month in Vietnam

15 November  2016

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Irene Ohler, founder Lightpath Leadership, Co-author of the Book
Do Thuy Duong, CEO Talentpool, Co-author of the Book
Moderated by Hang Do, COO  SCOMMERCE & GHN

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MENTORING
SHARING AND SHAPING SUCCESS

29 September 2016

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Ha Thi Thu Thanh, Chairwoman of Deloitte Vietnam
Phan Thi Hoang Hoa, General Director of Apollo English Vietnam

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CHAMPIONS OF VIETNAMESE CONTEMPORARY ART

7 June 2016

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Suzanne Lecht, founding director of Art Vietnam Gallery
Le Thuan Uyen, one of a handful of contemporary art curators in Vietnam

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EDUCATING THE FUTURE

5 May 2016

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Dam Bich Thuy, President-Designate of Fulbright University Vietnam
Linh Dao, edupreneur, Southeast Asia Regional Manager for Minerva Schools

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THE RENOVATION GENERATION
a live recording
for the Renovation Generation podcast series

23 March 2016

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Fabiola Buchele, co-producer of The Renovation Generation, co-founder and managing editor of & Of Other Things
Duong Vu Hoang Anh, wedding planner
Maia Do, interviewer for the podcast series

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EMPOWERING WOMEN

20 January 2016

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Ngo Thi Thu Ha, Vice Director of Center for Education Promotion and Empowerment of Women (CEPEW) and Chairperson of Cooperation Group for Governance and Administration Reform (GPAR).
Jean Munro, senior technical advisor with the UNDP

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TRUSTED ADVISORS in Trade and Economics

13 October 2015

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Pham Chi Lan, independent economic researcher, former Secretary General and Vice Executive Director VCCI
Virginia Foote, president and CEO of Bay Global Strategies, Governor of the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam, and Co-Chair of the Vietnam Business Forum

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DIPLOMATIC WOMEN

16 April 2015

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Vietnam
Ambassador Meirav Eilon Shahar, former Ambassador of Israel to Vietnam

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PHOTOGRAPHING STORIES

16 April 2015

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Julie Vola, photographer
Maika Elan (aka Nguyen Thanh Hai), photographer

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JOURNALISTS
AS STORYTELLERS FOR CHANGE

18 March 2015

Our wonderful storytellers were:

K. Oanh Ha, Bloomberg's Vietnam bureau chief in Hanoi
Bui Thi Viet Lam, Managing Editor for VietNamNet

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ARTFUL ENTREPRENEURS

18 March 2015

Our wonderful storytellers were:

Thao Vu, owner of and fashion designer at Kilomet 109
Claire Driscoll, designer and educator, co-founder of Work Room Four

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CREATIVE CAREERS

13 November 2014

Our wonderful inaugural storytellers were:

Thao Nguyen Griffiths, Country Director, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation
Nandini Oomman, Global health and Development Specialist, founding curator of the Women’s Storytelling Salon

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