Event Details

July 14, 2020

Event Time: 08:30 - 10:00

Old Compass Café, 3rd Floor, 63/11 Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

50,000VND entry, by charity donation | Funds will be used by LIN Center to assist NGO’s in Vietnam| Breakfast and Coffee is pay as you go

AusCham’s monthly breakfast “coffee” presentation, in collaboration with LIN Center, provides members with an opportunity to present topics relevant to the greater community, in a casual and engaging discussion and environment. The proceeds raised at the event will be used by LIN Center to assist NGO’s in Vietnam.

We welcome members to present on topics they believe relevant at this monthly AusCham Chats event. If you would like to present a topic of interest, why not contact AusCham to get involved.

JULY’S TOPIC: Women in Leadership in Vietnam

  • Time: 8.30am – 10.00 am
  • Old Compass Café, 3rd Floor, 63/11 Pasteur Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 50,000VND Entry by donation | Funds will be used by LIN Center to assist NGO’s in Vietnam| Breakfast and Coffee menu available at your cost.

Moderator: 

Felicity Brown, Manager, Career Consulting & Development Careers & Industry Relations, RMIT

FELICITY has 30 years’ experience working in client-focused roles.  As an expat Australian, Felicity has lived and worked in Asia for nearly 20 years including Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong and Vietnam.

After starting her career as a human resources graduate in the banking industry, Felicity next embarked on a fulfilling 20-year international career in the Australian Government.

In Vietnam since 2014, Felicity juggles a portfolio career as a career coach and intercultural facilitator in her own consultancy, while managing the career consulting and development team at RMIT University.

 

Guests Speakers:

Sammy Eastwood, Design Director, Vight Limited

Experienced Design Director with a demonstrated history of working in the design industry. Skilled in Concept Development, Lighting, Sketching, Drawing, and Furniture. Strong arts and design professional with a Masters focused in Furniture Design from London Metropolitan University.

 

My Bui, Project Leader, Women’s Empowerment Club Vietnam

With more than 6 years of experience in education. She’s a keen advocate of personalized learning in fulfilling different roles of her life as a manager, a community leader and a mom.

 

  Thao Lam, Executive Director, LIN Center

Thao has been LIN’s Executive Director since August 2019. She joined LIN in September 2017 as Finance Director, where she had oversight of all financial and operational functions, including budgeting, forecasting, internal control system, working with donors on grant proposal budgets and financial reporting, communication with Governmental Departments to ensure that the organization’s governance and finance system complied with Governmental regulations, and advised the senior management team and Board of Director on governance decisions. She is described by her colleagues and associates as a trusted partner, a collaborative leader and a relationship builder who deeply commits to the organization’s mission and the community.

Prior to LIN, Thao had seven years of financial management experience in the nonprofit sector.  She also was a university lecturer in business finance and has mentored nonprofit emerging leaders on internal controls.

In early 2018, Thao was selected to participate in the US Government’s “Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative” professional program. This exchange program provided an opportunity to broaden her leadership skills and build a wide network with American partners and emerging leaders from different countries who work in the community development sector.

Thao believes that every individual has the ability to make the world a better place, and “the way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community” (Jeff Bridges). This inspires her to align herself to the Community Development sector.