Cindy Hook, CEO of Deloitte Asia Pacific sharing her inspirational story to become a successful women leader As a CEO of Deloitte Asia-Pacific, can you share about your experiences and the most important points on becoming succesful women leaders? One of the biggest challenges to achieving success in any organisation is to balance the need to deliver results today, while at the same time transforming to be future-ready. Leaders must deliver outstanding service and outcomes for their stakeholders on a consistent basis. For both business and government, expectations have become increasingly high and scrutiny is broad and visible. No longer is a status quo attitude appropriate. We cannot say “we’ll just keep doing what we have been doing and everything will be fine”. The pace of technological change through Industry 4.0 is rapidly driving the need for organisational transformation to ensure sustainability. This rapid change creates both opportunity and risk for women. … [Read more...] about What’s behind a successful women leader?
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The programme commemorating the 990th anniversary of Thanh Hóa Province, directed by Lê Quý Dương. The event received widespread acclaim from the audience and the public. Photos courtesy of Lê Quý Dương By Minh Thu Thousands of people donned raincoats and carried umbrellas on May 8, braving the driving rain to enjoy the art performance held to commemorate the 990th anniversary of the central province of Thanh Hóa. For director Lê Quý Dương, the audience’s attention despite the bad the weather was the biggest reward. Dương was the writer and director of many remarkable events such as the Đà Nẵng Fireworks Festival, the Huế Festival, the Nha Trang Sea Festival, the Bến Tre Coconut Festival, the Sóc Trăng Rice Festival, the Buôn Ma Thuột Coffee Festival and the Việt Nam Film Festival. He has clear … [Read more...] about Festival director strives to keep tradition alive
Viet Nam News Nguyễn Thủy Tiên, 30, is co-founder and executive director of the Breast Cancer Network Vietnam (BCNV), a pioneering organisation that supports breast cancer patients and promotes early detection of cancer through regular screening. Tiên, who was on Forbes 30 Under 30 List in 2016, was awarded the ASEAN Youth Award in 2016, which highlights the contributions of young people to the region. This year, Tiên received an Australian Award Scholarship in international development and management. San Hà talks to her about BCNV’s initiatives. Inner Sanctum: What is the mission of the Breast Cancer Network Vietnam? BCNV, which is a member of the Union for International Cancer Control, was founded by my sister Nguyễn Khánh Thương in 2013. She died at the age of 32 after a three-year battle with breast cancer. She set up the network to connect breast cancer patients nationwide and ensure that women affected by breast … [Read more...] about Breast Cancer Network founder promotes early detection
Question: Can you tell us the reason why the HBSO chose to introduce the opera “Der Freischütz – Hunters Pride” to the Vietnamese audience? Choreographer Nguyen Phuc Hung: The opera was staged under a cooperation project between the HBSO and the Goethe-Institut. Following the positive effects from our collaboration on the two previous operas, ‘The Magic Flute’ and ‘The Bat’, we were trusted for the production of “Der Freischütz – Hunters Pride”. All three of the operas are directed by German director David Herman. HBSO’s selected soloists for the opera were sent to Germany for training for one to two months ahead of the show. When the opera was staged at the Ho Chi Minh Opera House, it was adjusted to adapt it to the Vietnamese cultural background. As a choreographer, was it a challenge for you? Yes, it was. I had an opportunity to live and work abroad, so I understand the difference in western and traditional … [Read more...] about Choreographer Nguyen Phuc Hung: I am proud to establish a unique aura for the HBSO
VietNamNet Bridge – A video clip featuring a teacher in a secondary school in HCM City giving cash rewards to students has gone viral. Illustrative image. – File photo Du Thi Lan Huong, a guest teacher of Chu Van An Secondary School, appeared with some bundles of cash, awarding the money to a long line of students who gained scores of 6.5 points or more in their exams. The students looked joyful and excited. According to Huong’s rule, students would show their test papers as proof, and receive VND20,000 ($0.8) for each. This is not the first time the teacher has given such bonuses to her students. Previously, she offered VND2,000-3,000 ($0.08-0.13) for those who scored at least 8 points in their exams. The amount of money is small and was used as a way of praising students and encouraging them to study harder in upcoming tests. The clip has received thousands of shares and comments from the public, mostly showing their interest and … [Read more...] about Cash rewards for studying?