Vietnam’s women workforce participation rate, high by global standards, masks challenging issues around gender roles and economic realities. 

It’s important to look beyond headline statistics to the situation on the ground, where the picture is usually more complex, fragmented and culturally challenging for women, says Phuong Pham, Sweef Capital’s Vice President for Vietnam, Irene Öhler, leadership coach and author, and Nguyen Thi Vinh Ha, Deputy General Director at Grant Thornton Vietnam.

Read more about the case for change in this Insight Series article exploring the state of Women workforce participation, indicator five in the Sweef Capital Gender ROITM Insight series.