Business graduate Tran Vo Thanh Truc is using her entrepreneurial skills to empower women in Vietnam.
She is currently working with the recently formed FounderGirls community to empower Vietnamese women around the world.
“The reason I joined the FounderGirls, a social enterprise start-up, is to empower Vietnamese females worldwide so that they can lead themselves and make a sustainable impact on their surroundings,” she said.
As part of her role in external relations for the organisation, Tran worked on its inaugural FounderGirls Summit, held late last year.
“The event attracted more than 300 women and men to discuss women’s rights, wellbeing, creativity, development, entrepreneurship and moving forward,” she said.
“I was truly inspired by the commitment of everyone involved to empower and improve the lives of Vietnamese women.
“I’m glad I was able to use my entrepreneurial skills including calmness, critical thinking, resiliency and risk management to get such a worthwhile organisation and event off the ground.”
Tran’s journey to this point in her career started with a decision to study business, with a view to eventually take over her family’s business. But during her university years, this plan changed.
“Throughout my university journey, the more I studied, the more thrilled I was to discover how much I related to entrepreneurship,” she said.
“This includes my personality, capabilities, passions, potential, and the people I have encountered.”
The fresh graduate believes the university environment nurtures entrepreneurial spirit and mindset.
“My journey at RMIT was remarkable,” she said.
“I became the Business Club President, a student-initiated organisation, where my team and I were fully responsible for initiating ideas, planning as well as organising a number of successful events.”
She had the opportunity to develop her leadership skills and build her professional network through workshops and community activities.
“It was such a pleasure for me to join a great program, to meet gifted leaders and to get inspired by emotional stories,” she said.
“The program has helped equip me for all of my upcoming quests and to become part of the next generation of female leaders in Vietnam.”
Tran’s upcoming priorities are to revitalise her family business in the tennis industry while continuing to support social activities for women and youth development.
She will also travel to San Francisco this month for the next stage of Bright Sparks.
Story: Thuy Le