Taking Care of Women's Mental Health in Workplace
Attending the program were Jaya Ratnam, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Singapore to Vietnam; Nguyen Duc Hung, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam-Singapore Friendship Association; and female leaders of other organizations from Singapore and Vietnam.
The wife of the Republic of Singapore's Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador, Sujatha Ramachandra, spoke at the event. Photo: Minh Thai
Sujatha Ramachandra, wife of the Republic of Singapore's Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador, spoke at the event and said that the program is one of the events that the Embassy supports to strengthen ties between the two nations as they commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Singapore and the 10th anniversary of the creation of a strategic partnership.
She believes that International Women's Day is an appropriate opportunity to recognize the difficulties that women encounter every day. Women play a variety of roles and are subject to a variety of challenges both at work and in their personal lives.
Attended guests at "Celebrating Success in Diversity" on March 9. Photo: Minh Thai
With the same point of view, Nguyen Thi Quynh Anh, Director of InvestPro Law Firm and Vice Chairperson of the Vietnam Bar Federation, shares that in order for women to be successful in life and career, they had to work much harder than males, complete and strive consistently in their career, and maintain the woman's role in the household.
As society progresses, women's place, role, and contribution become more clearly seen and properly appreciated. Vietnam's efforts to achieve gender equality and to advance women have been recognized and highly praised by the United Nations and the international community. As of 2022, Vietnam is ranked 47th globally (out of 187 nations) in the rating of gender equality in political involvement and management, third in the ASEAN area.
Sujatha also belives that in order to create a better world, where women are respected for who they are in terms of personality, spirit, and willingness to learn, an environment of true cooperation - at work and at home - is required, empowering all the women around them as role models, instructors, mentors, advocates, champions, and supporters.
She hopes the conversations are informative, engaging, and enlightening as they cover topics important to women and give them useful assistance.
Nguyen Duc Hung, Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam-Singapore Friendship Association
The program was divided into two discussion sessions, featuring speakers from United Overseas Bank, Keppel Land, Savvycom, SECOIN, and jovelchan.con in session 1's "Honoring the Successes of Women in Several Fields" topic. Session 2's speakers from Allianz Partners, International SOS, Ernst & Young, and Lab Studios will discuss the theme From burnout/overload to life balance - prioritizing women's health and wellbeing.
The attendees at the program all agreed that, while discussing gender equality, women's mental health and happiness should also be given priority, giving them the resources they need to make decisions about their own health and happiness.