Enhancing women’s role in society

13:50 12/12/2016

The opening session of the Women’s leadership forum was organized on December 12 in Hanoi with the participation of female leaders from various countries, including Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Lower Mekong Initiative Women’s Leadership Forum: Inform, Engage, and Empower is a three-day professional development event for Professional Communications for Leaders (PCSL) project alumni and regional leaders. 

Opening speech by Ms. Susan Sutton, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S Embassy 

The forum includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and networking activities with the overall goal of increasing leadership activities for women and girls in the Lower Mekong region. It allows participants to access resources, strengthen their network of professional contacts, and develop initiatives to impact gender equality in their institutions and communities.

Participants of the Forum

At the Women’s Leadership Forum on December 12-14, 2016, participants are able to explore best practices, share insights, and compare experiences. The Forum also allow for the development of cross-border connections and the use of English for collaboration among participants from different countries.

The Women’s Leadership Forum invites regional leaders from a number of sectors including education, entrepreneurship, STEM, and health & human services. Eight women or men each from the five LMI countries (Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam) are invited to attend.