Networking with Purpose Women in Leadership Discussion and Mixer
|Physical participation only. Please register in advance to reserve your seat.|
Join AmCham’s Women in Leadership (WIL) Committee on Tuesday, April 26, at MAD Wine Bar in Thao Dien. Learn to learn practical tips on networking, practice your networking skills, contribute to an idea board for future WIL events and programming, barter a few hours of your skills and talents for the same from other talented women, and enjoy the company of some of the most dynamic women leaders and future women leaders in Saigon. Open to AmCham women members and their allies and friends.
Sponsorship opportunities open for Lucky Draw donors!
Event for AmCham Members & Friends.
|5:00 PM||Check-in for guests|
|5:30 PM||Panel Discussion: Networking with Purpose|
|6:30 AM||Networking & Lucky Draw|
|7:30 PM||Event ends|
|AmCham & Co-host Members: VND 200,000
Non-members: VND 300,000
includes free canapes and 01 free drink (soda, beer or red/white wine); special prices for drinks, charged upon consumption to individual guests by the Bar/Restaurant.
Co-founder, Lightpath Consulting Group
Irene founded Lightpath Leadership drawing on her 20+ years experience in leadership development on four continents with leaders from the corporate and government sectors. Irene has been based in Vietnam since 2012 and has since become a sought-after expert for her work to promote women leadership. Irene has pioneered a number of initiatives to inspire women: she co-authored an awarded book on Vietnamese women leaders, BaTrieu’s 21st Century Daughters. Stories of Remarkable Vietnamese Women, and founded the Women’s Storytelling Salon, an inter-cultural and inter-generational events series, in 2014, which runs in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
LightPath Leadership now offers cutting edge international women leadership programmes tailored to the Vietnamese context.Irene holds a Master Degree in Sinology from Vienna University, Austria, is a certified global executive coach, and has an executive certificate: Public Narrative: Leadership, Storytelling and Action from Harvard Kennedy School | Executive Education.
Dr. Astrid Matarrita
Psychologist, Saigon Psychology & Co
Dr. Astrid is a Clinical Psychologist and Couples Counseling with +10 years of experience exclusively in Private Practice. Astrid is the vice-chair of Amcham’s Women in Leadership Committee.
Her practice as a Psychotherapist has always been influenced by the concept of seeking growth through rethinking and challenging society’s paradigms and doctrines.
Astrid is an advocate for both women empowerment and personal agency. Working towards the substantial efforts we are each responsible for individually, in order to reach our full potential in connection to our need for the support, experience and influence of a like-minded community. Learn more at www.saigonpsychology.com.
Partner & Consultant, Raise Partners
Van is a partner at Raise Partners, a new collaborative consulting practice bringing together expertise to share with organizations that contribute to the betterment of humanity. She has 20 years of experience working in both the private sector in branding and communications and the nonprofit sector in fundraising, communications, and program management. In particular, she has extensive experience in nonprofit fundraising and program strategy, strategic marketing and communications planning and delivery, grant writing, corporate social responsibility and citizenship, and donor and stakeholder engagement.
Van has a master’s degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from American University in Washington D.C.
Vice President, International Sales & Foreign Operations, Diversatek Healthcare
Jonathan is the Vice President, International Sales & Foreign Operations, of Diversatek Healthcare. AmCham member company, Diversatek Vietnam (formerly Sandhill Scientific and Medovations), is a subsidiary of Diversatek Healthcare. Diversatek opened its Vietnam manufacturing operation in Binh Duong, December 2010, representing a US high-technology investment, and continues to expand.
In 2012, Jonathan helped form AmCham’s first Manufacturing Committee. The committee was established to increase value for AmCham’s manufacturing sector members, including the supporting supply chain, by providing networking opportunities and collaborative solutions which cannot be achieved as effectively by individual member companies. Key initiatives included advocacy related to trade facilitation and the annual “Supplier’s Day.”
In 2019, Jonathan provided leadership for AmCham’s Healthcare Committee. The Healthcare Committee is a critically important network uniquely representing AmCham companies across all healthcare sectors such as pharma; medical devices; hospitals and clinics; physicians; pharmacies; diagnostics; and supporting services.
Jonathan also served on the AmCham Vietnam Board of Governors from 2013-2018. He served as Vice Chair in 2016 and Chairman in both 2017-2018. Additionally, he served on the Vietnam Business Forum Management Board.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of South Carolina and a MBA from the University of Hawaii.
Partner and Consultant, Raise Partners
Mimi Vu is a partner at Raise Partners, a consulting practice that helps nonprofits, philanthropists, private sector, and governments work together to achieve their highest social and environmental impact. She also serves as a Board Member of the Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam. Mimi has 20 years of nonprofit experience in communications, policy, fundraising, law enforcement training, trafficking and modern slavery prevention in supply chains, program development, and advocacy for organizations including Pacific Links Foundation, VinaCapital Foundation, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.