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Please join us for a virtual panel discussion event hosted by AmCham’s Women in Leadership Committee with inspiring women leaders, including: Author, Executive Coach, and Storyteller Irene Ohler as moderator, with panelists Dam Bich Thuy, President of Fulbright University Vietnam; Investor, Mentor, and Mother, Linh Thai; and Tina Tran Neville, CEO and Co-founder of e-learning platform Lana Learn. This event commemorates both UN International Women’s Day and its theme of multi-generational leadership, and the one-year anniversary of AmCham’s Women in Leadership Initiative. We look forward to welcoming you to the panel discussion and follow-on Q&A session.
|09:00 AM||Welcome Remarks by Ms. Uyen Ho, Co-Chair of WIL Committee|
|09:05 AM||Introduction of event and speaker & panelists by Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director of AmCham Vietnam-HCMC|
|09:10 AM||Panel discussion|
|10:30 AM||Closing remark by Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Executive Director of AmCham Vietnam-HCM|
|AmCham Members: VND 200,000 | Non-members: VND 300,000
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Executive Coach, Author and Storyteller
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 a best-selling 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.2019 saw the birth of her new company, LightPath Leadership, where Irene combines her deep experience in executive coaching, intercultural consulting, and the power of storytelling, drawing on her 20+ years experience in leadership development on four continents.As part of this, LightPath Leadership is now offering cutting edge international women leadership programmes tailored to the Vietnamese context.
|Dam Bich Thuy
Fulbright University Vietnam, President
Thuy’s first memories of school include studying by lamplight in the countryside outside her native Hanoi. Ever since, she’s considered education a precious opportunity. Thuy wasn’t always an educator. To the dismay of her teacher parents, after graduating from university, Thuy became an entrepreneur, co-founding Vietnam’s first private foreign investment consultancy firm.Thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship, Thuy studied management and finance in the United States at Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. After completing her graduate studies, Thuy joined the Australia New Zealand Bank, helping set up ANZ’s investment banking business in Asia.
Ten years later, she was tapped to lead ANZ’s Vietnam operations, making her the first Vietnamese national to lead an international bank in Vietnam.
Thuy holds degrees from the University of Hanoi and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Thuy’s daughter, Chau, is a graduate of Yale University where she studied history. Chau is not a banker, which Thuy is not at all dismayed about.
Thuy believes that a university education is above all else a journey of intellectual discovery. She believes that an Fulbright education should prepare graduates to succeed in any field or profession. It is her fervent wish that every FUV student will change their minds about their major field of study at least twice.
Investor, Mentor, and Mother
Ms. Linh Thai has over 20 years of experience in finance, marketing, and operations. Her prior roles include CEO of Vingroup Ventures, a corporate venture capital fund; Head of Strategy and Operations at VinaCapital, one of the leading asset managers in Vietnam; and Director of Investments at DFJ VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s first venture capital funds. Linh is also a “shark” on the Vietnamese version of Shark Tank.
Linh graduated with honors from the University of Southern California and holds an MBA from The Wharton School. Linh grew up in Los Angeles, CA and has called Ho Chi Minh City home for the past 12 years. She is a mother to two daughters ages 4 years and 4 months.
|Tina Tran Neville
Lana Learn, CEO
Tina Tran Neville was born in Soc Trang, Vietnam and went to the United States when she was two years old. She grew up in Oklahoma, attended the University of Tulsa and Yale University for graduate school, then joined the U.S. Foreign Service where she worked as a diplomat in Vietnam, Iraq, Pakistan, and Washington DC. After her diplomatic career, Tina became a teacher and afterwards an education entrepreneur with her first company Transcend Academy, which has supported over 20,000 students in U.S. university preparation and was named the Best Education Company in Washington DC for the past two years. In 2019, Tina launched Lana Learn, a corporate English training organization for multinational companies with global teams. Lana Learn’s initial market is Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and will soon be expanding to the rest of Southeast Asia. Tina participated in the May 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in the Netherlands and in September 2019 met with U.S. Senators to promote Women in Business issues. She has received numerous business and government awards, including the U.S Department of State’s Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards, International Business Stevie Gold Award, and Seattle’s “40 Under 40” Business Leaders.
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