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VWU MENTORING VWU MENTORING - Kick-off for the Women Entrepreneurship Mentoring program

 On September 5th, 2022, a training session on personnel and operation management was organized by the Vietnam Women's Union and KisStartup Joint Stock Company with the participation of representatives of the Vietnam Women's Union and also Hai Phong and Da Nang district women union. The training session did not only stop at training but also marked the beginning of the journey building in-depth start-up support activities for women in the localities.

Mentoring is not a new concept in the business and startup community in Vietnam. A mentor is actually an experienced person, who wants to help accompany founders and young business owners to grow in many aspects, thereby operating the business more effectively. For their part, mentors are also more mature in their ability to positively influence others, learn from younger generation and practice listening skills, the ability to ask good questions.

      Famous leaders or entrepreneurs in the world all have a mentor and mentee, typically Steve Jobs. One of his mentors is the Zen master Kobun Chino Otogawa - who had a great influence on Steve Jobs' outlook on life and the philosophy of Apple's designs.

      It would not be wrong to say that mentoring is the weapon of large corporations to small businesses in business operations.


VWU Mentoring program aims to:

  1. Build the first Business Startup Mentoring program of the Vietnam Women's Union.
  2. Have a sustainable development operating model, organizational structure, operate philosophy and create value for participants, especially women who start their businesses in localities.

Program logic:

  1. Stage 1: Run a workshop to find out the problems that female business owners face in the process of running their businesses).
  2. Stage 2: Design the model according to the actual requirements of Mentor - Mentee.
  3. Stage 3: Recruit Mentor - Mentee.
  4. Stage 4: Mentor - Mentee Pairing.
  5. Stage 5: Monitor
  6. Stage 6: Adjust the model

Information about upcoming events:

In Hai Phong:

  1. Workshop "Application of Startup Mentor in Small and Medium Enterprises" takes place on September 14th, 2022.
  2. Orientation and matchmaking session on September 28th, 2022.

In Da Nang:

  1. Workshop "Application of Startup Mentor in Small and Medium Enterprises" takes place on September 26th, 2022.
  2. Orientation and matchmaking session on October 3rd, 2022.

SME Mentoring 1on1 Hanoi: 4 Years in Review


60 is not a big number, but it is a great number compared to the first 8 mentor-mentee of December 2015 when the SME Mentoring program started in Hanoi. As people are welcoming 2020, a new decade, a community becomes more and more mature and bring true values to mentors and mentees after 4 years of operation.

The founders who participated in the program, the youngest one is 21 years old while the oldest one is 72 years old, shared the joy of belonging to a community that brings values, continuous learning and mutual support.


We have nurtured our community by faith, a positive attitude, above all an open mindset. SME mentoring 1on1 Hanoi cannot exist as it is today without early mentors like Ms. Giang Do, Ms. Diem Anh, and Ms. Huyen Nga, and veteran mentees who would not accept mentors and their relationships will probably last a lifetime, through all highs and lows. Sincere thanks to Mr. Ted Nuyen - the inspirer and instructor, thank Tran Thanh Tung, Kha Vinh enthusiastically for sharing new experiences and perspectives, and especially mentor Phan Dinh Tuan Anh who accompanies SME Mentoring Hanoi.

The model of SME Mentoring 1on1 is initially being replicated in Northern universities.

This year all mentors and mentors of the program received a special gift, which is the book The Go-Giver by Bob Burg & John David Mann. In the book, there is an interesting saying, dedicated to mentor-mentee as a sincere thanks, wish everyone a new year of health, success and new discoveries.

“... even if you do not hold a traditional leadership position, does not mean that you are not in a position to influence others, to inspire and empower others. , to catalyze the greatness of others, to promote their success, to lift them up. In other words, it is to give away leadership, and in doing so it "pokes" the whole world in a positive way”.