Nguyen Thi Nhat Linh – Women Deliver
2020

Nguyen Thi Nhat Linh

  • Age: 27
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Young people's understanding and embracement of gender equality is the key to a future without gender discrimination, and this can be achieved through education and meaningful youth engagement.

- Nguyen Thi Nhat Linh

Bio

Linh is originally from Vietnam and currently resides in Dubai. She is proud to be a woman in tech and passionate about her work as a content manager at a Dubai-based, rapidly evolving tech startup. In this role, she has been responsible for the branding and content development of multiple blockchain-based decentralized finance projects on a global scale.

When she isn’t managing creative team members, sitting behind her laptop typing away, or brainstorming new ideas, you’ll find Linh serving as a communication coordinator on a voluntary basis at USAHello, an American NGO focusing on helping U.S.-based refugees and immigrants, or acting as a regional ambassador of LUISS Guido Carli, an Italy-based university where Linh is currently pursuing her Master of Sciences in Marketing with a specialization in Market Relationships and Customer Engagement.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

As a girl born and raised in the traditional Asian society, I myself have experienced the multifaceted gender inequality that has long existed and hindered many Asian women from participating in social and political life and realizing their complete potential. Since childhood, I have always been taught to adhere to the outdated and archaic social norms and stereotypes of women as family caregivers and baby machines.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

As a journalism enthusiast and professional, I have always strived to give more room to youth and women in my media coverage to address the underrepresentation of youth and women in media and the stereotypical portrayal of youth being labeled as lazy, incompetent, and ignorant. By covering great initiatives of young people and their increasing participation in all social, cultural, and political dimensions, my journalistic work is committed to amplifying the voice of youth to the wider audience. My “Journalism for Social Good and SDG” initiative serves as an advocacy platform for youth to showcase their innovative ideas and speak up on critical issues of their concern.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

In my spare time, I enjoy trying new recipes, indulging myself with a cup of tea while listening to instrumental music, writing articles, improving my graphic design and video editing skills, and being in nature.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Russian (Advanced/Native)
  • Vietnamese (Advanced/Native)
  • Chinese (Elementary)

Speaks On:

  • socioeconomically disadvantaged youth and women engagement
  • access to education for rural students
  • combating gender stereotypes and discrimination against women in Asian society

Past Awards, Certifications, or Fellowships:

  • Global Solution Summit - The World Policy Forum (2019 & 2020)
  • International Volunteer Forum (2018 & 2019)
  • Global Solution Initiative GmbH fellowship to attend the Global Solution Summit (2018 & 2019)
  • 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (2017)
  • 8th Australian National University Asia Pacific Week: Untold Stories (2018)
  • 2nd World Youth Forum (2018)
  • Erasmus+ ICM Grant
  • Quacquarelli Symonds Brand Ambassador
  • RANEPA International Summer Campus Best Ambassador Award
  • Local Journalism Innovation Initiative Fellowship from the German Federal Foreign Office, the Institute for Media and Communications Policy gGmbH, and the European Leadership and Debate Academy (ELDA)

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