ManpowerGroup Vietnam: number of female leaders remains modest HCMC – The number of women serving in leadership positions remains low with 33% of the total workforce, and even lower at 25% of enterprises’ owners, said Le Thi Kim, Country HR Manager at ManpowerGroup Vietnam. At the public – private dialogue on individual action plan for the enhancement of women’s representation in leadership as part of the 2017 APEC Women and the Economy Forum from September 26 to 29 in Hue City, Kim said women make up 47% of Vietnam’s workforce but the gender pay gap remains wide. However, women play an important role in economic development, especially in the fourth Industrial Revolution, as 30% of small and medium enterprises which account for 98-99% of enterprises in Vietnam are established by businesswomen. Vietnam has obtained major achievements and ranks ninth out of 24 economies in Asia-Pacific region in narrowing the gender gap. To continue promoting gender equality, the Government has set many targets such as increasing the ratio of women in leadership at all levels by 0.3%-3.23%, creating jobs for at least 40% of women and reaching the rate of female entrepreneurs of 35% from 2020. Established in 2008 with two representative offices in HCMC and Hanoi City, ManpowerGroup Vietnam is a leading provider of human resource services and a strategic partner of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.