Year-end HR Networking Event – Manage and Support Female Workforce

Date(s) - 17/12/2014
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Event Description

Women are increasingly being recognized as a factor to the success in the Vietnamese economy. According to the UN’s International Labour Organisation, about 72 per cent of women are in the labour force in Viet Nam, which means far more Vietnamese women have a job than most of other countries around the globe.

Meanwhile, there are still many obstacles to Vietnamese women’s success in the workplace. According to the 2012-13 ILO Report, Vietnam was one of the few countries in the world where the gender pay gap widened. Now, women make on average 20 to 30 percent less than their male counterparts, a 2 percent decrease from the previous year. Female employees face various challenges in managing their work duties and, at the same time, running their house chores and raising children, according to the Vietnamese tradition.

Strategy to manage and motivate female employees in the workplace has become a top priority in many companies. You are invited to the AmCham HR Committee event where our Panelists will share their experience and insights about working with women workforce, as well as share best practices on managing and supporting female workforce successfully. This is also the year-end networking event of the AmCham HR Committee where we look back and celebrate what has been achieved this year and prepare for a better 2015.


5:00 pm Registration
5:30 pm Video clip – HR Committee Activities
5:33 pm Welcome Remark and 2014 Brief Report by HR Committee Chair
5:40 pm Panel Discussion
7:00 pm Cocktail Reception and Networking
7:45 pm Lucky Draw
8:00 pm Event Ends


Members: VND 650,000 | Non-members: VND 800,000


JayantiMs. Jayanti Kandayah
Jayanti Kandayah is the HR Director for Intel Products Vietnam since January 2012; her second assignment at Intel Vietnam. She started off her career atIntel within Manufacturing before moving to Human Resources. She has been with Intel for almost 20 years. Prior to Vietnam, she was the Greater Asia Regional Director for  HR Shared Services, managing a team of 120 employees. She was responsible for the consolidation of HR work from Europe and Asia to the Penang Shared Services Center (SSC) in Sept 2008 onwards. The consolidation of scope covers Relocation support, HR transactions, Payroll and Benefits administration from over 30 countries across the two regions. The success of this led to Intel’s highest internal award in 2012. On a personal note, Jayanti was a national hockey player for Malaysia where she represented her country from 1984 till 1994 winning several accolades. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Resources.

Milton HaglerMr. Milton D. Hagler
Milton is the General Director of BriskHeat Vietnam a USA corporation from Columbus, Ohio. An entrepreneur, he founded a software company which specialized in web-based software for Vietnam payroll, HR and project management from 2001 until 2010. Originally from San Francisco, California he has been living in Vietnam since 1998 after first visiting in 1992. Milton has been the Chair of the AmCham Manufacturing Sector Committee since 2016. He holds a MBA from the University of Hawaii, Schilder College of Business and a BS of Physics from Sonoma State University in California.

Hang NguyenMs. Hang Nguyen
Ms. Nguyen is a Partner in our Ho Chi Minh City Offices who is admitted to practice law in New York and Vietnam. Since joining Baker & McKenzie in 2006, she has provided legal advice and assistance on a wide range of practice areas in various investment projects and has advised on transactional, corporate and regulatory issues in Vietnam, including employment and labor, merger & acquisitions, compliance, corporate and commercial.
With regards to her employment law practice, Ms. Nguyen heads the Firm’s labor and employment law practice group in Vietnam and is part of the wider Asia Pacific and Global Employment Law Group of the Firm. She advises on all types of employment and labor matters, in both contentious and non – contentious issues, but she particularly focuses on labor regulations compliance, employment aspects of major transactions and corporate restructurings, global migration and executive mobility, restrictive covenants, labor relations and unions, and labor dispute resolution.
Ms. Nguyen is the Chairwoman of HR/Labor Committee of American Chamber of Commerce, Ho Chi Minh City Chapter, and is a leading authority and frequent speaker on Vietnam employment and labor law in Vietnam and the region.
Ms. Nguyen holds a B.A. in International Law from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, a LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, and an Executive MBA from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s Shidler College of Business.


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