To increase the participation of women in AmCham, the community and their professional organizations through the facilitation of networking, information sharing and learning opportunities targeted at both the individual and organizational levels and to offer opportunities for women to achieve personal growth and development plus leadership advancement.
Create quality networking opportunities for women in AmCham member companies and the larger community of women in Ho Chi Minh City
Offer a pipeline of group development and mentoring programs for women via hard and soft skills training, intern matching programs and other opportunities for learning and sharing amongst women leaders in our community
Grow the AmCham membership base of women led companies and the registration of plus active participation of female company representatives within AmCham
Offer unique and creative opportunities for growth and practical application in today’s working environment plus support and promote the workforce development and community participation of women in Vietnam
Provide a forum for members to seek advice on a variety of issues, including business and leadership challenges plus exchange cross cultural experiences
Co-Chair: Uyen Ho, Public Affairs Director, Intel Products Vietnam
Uyen Ho – Director, Global Public Affairs
Intel Vietnam and Malaysia
Uyen has been with Intel since 2006 as one of the pioneers involving in the setup the $1B Assembly and Test factory of Intel investment in Vietnam. The Intel investment is the first largest high-tech US investor and the first mover of this industry into Vietnam. Uyen is also the first local senior manager sitting on the Vietnam Site Steering Committee for Intel.
Uyen leads a regional Public Affairs team for Intel Vietnam and Intel Malaysia, the team priorities are Licenses to Operate for Intel manufacturing sites, Business Growth and Reputation through policy advocacy. In addition, the PA team also manages Media Relations, Workforce Development with University Collaborations and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Uyen and Vietnam Public Affairs team have been running many scholarship programs included the AWES, AmCham Scholarship and HEEAP, IVS which awarded thousands young students studying in Vietnam, in USA and Australia. Uyen has a strong passion to support female in leadership, especially female students in engineering to promote a diverse and inclusive skill-based talent pool for Intel and Vietnam.
Uyen has a MBA from the Columbia Southern University (CSU) and a BA in English of the HCMC Teaching University. She likes travelling, cooking and reading.
Co-Chair: Eva Szurminska Jaworska, Partner, PwC
Eva Szurminska Jaworka
Eva is a partner with PwC Legal Vietnam at Ho Chi Minh City.
She has over 20 years of professional experience with 8 years spent with the PwC Legal services in Europe and 2 years with ILC Legal in the Washington D.C. Eva was managing partner of PwC Legal in Poland and PwC CEE Legal Leader. She was also a partner with ILC Legal, an independent law firm that is a member of the PwC network.
Eva’s principal areas of interest are mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, banking and finance as well as commercial and regulatory litigation. She advised companies from real estate, consumer goods, financial and retail sector. Eva was also advising on the various financial transactions including debt financial transactions. Separate Eva’s specialization encompasses commercial and regulatory litigation. Eva was leading counsel creating the strategy and led litigation in various causes related to unfair competition, patent litigation, commercial and employment matters’ litigation.
Eva holds Master of Laws degree from Georgetown University, Washington DC and Master Degree in Law from Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland. She is a member of the Polish Bar of Legal Attorneys and is licensed as a Special Legal Consultant in District of Columbia Bar, Washington D.C.
Secretary: Sau Do, Aetna
191029 Women in Leadership Wellness Event
What a wonderful turn-out at our Women in Leadership Wellness Event!
The evening explored yoga practices for office and home that refreshed and energized the audience, guided by Robin Shepard. Members also gained fresh insights from Dr. Basma M’Barek on new data and facts on breast cancer causes and prevention methods. The event wrapped up with Q&A session on the impact of breast cancer and education opportunities with Mr. Chris Blank of Pharmacity and Dr. Basma of FV Hospital.
Thank you to our evening’s host Nike, as well as our other sponsors, speakers and the engaged audience that made our wellness event a success!
191007 Women in Leadership October Committee Meeting
Our Women in Leadership committee had a full house for its October planning meeting. Members offered their ideas, time and talent to help plan for a robust 2020 for this initiative. Up Next: WIL’s wellness event hosted at Nike’s corporate offices on October 29th at 5:30.
191002 Business Investing in Women
A special thank you to Intel’s Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, Suzanne Fallender, who presented at our Business Investing in Women event. Suzanne shared ideas and strategies through various Intel case studies on global and local diversity and inclusion programs that have made a positive impact on Intel’s hiring and retention of women in various technical fields and in community outreach. As Suzanne put it, a company will make “better business decisions if it has an inclusive culture.” Thank you AmCham members for your engaging dialogue and participation!
190612 Women in Leadership presents its Female Empowerment Social
This event features guest speaker, Dr. Astrid Matarrita-Chinchilla, clinical psychologist with Saigon Psychology & Counseling, who will share with us the value of female empowerment that can be achieved through each other. It is the unification of gender and solidarity among friends where women can achieve even greater successes and personal fulfillment. As Dr. Astrid puts it, “It’s Pho for the Soul!”
On 10 April, AmCham Vietnam’s Women in Leadership Committee hosted its inaugural event to a sold-out audience. The Morning Briefing offered participants robust networking and an interactive morning learning from experienced women leaders in Vietnam who shared valuable insights and information on identifying what it means to be a leader. Our keynote speaker, Irene Ohler, presented information on the traits necessary to lead in the world tomorrow, as well as the four leadership archetypes. Our guest panelists and speaker also answered audience questions on various topics, including information on their own leadership styles and overcoming challenges and barriers to their career development.
Some of the more poignant messages shared with the women professionals in attendance included:
“Clarity creates confidence.”
“Find your role models… have a vision for yourself. Lead yourself.”
“Be true to your authentic self.”
“Sometimes a warrior has to come out.”
“Be more kind to yourself…Believe in yourself.”
Special thank you the event’s sponsor Gamuda Land and to our speaker and panelists:
Ms. Irene Ohler, an Author, Consultant and Coach inLeadership.She is the co-author of an award winning book on VietnameseWomen Leaders, ‘Ba Trieu’s 21st Century Daughters’. In her business, iglobal, Irene focuses on preparing future leaders for their next role, andgetting people into the mindset to move ahead. http://www.iglobal-coaching.com/
Moderator: Ms. Amanda Rasmussen, AmCham’s Chairperson and Chief Operating Officer of ITL Corp
Ms. Mary Tarnowka, Consul General, U.S. Consulate inVietnam
Ms. Uyen Ho, Director, Global Public Affairs, Intel Vietnam and Malaysia
Ms. Sandra Cho, Sustainable Manufacturing & Sourcing RegionalDirector, SE Asia for Nike Inc., and member of AmCham Vietnam Board of Governors