At VinaCapital Foundation, we strive to provide a friendly working environment in which committed staff can thrive as we transform lives and communities in Vietnam together. Here we value their talents and abilities and work to foster an open, diverse, creative, cooperative, and dynamic workplace in which both team members and VCF flourish. Our policies reflect our No Discrimination, Gender Equity and Women Inclusiveness and Empowerment approach in every aspect of our work.
Here are the policies and practices VCF uses to build a culture of diversity and inclusion.
With our partners
We make sure to work with stakeholders that hold no discrimination against any beneficiaries, no matter their ethnicity, location, age, gender or social status. We identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to equity and equality, especially gender equality and inclusion.
With our beneficiaries
We focus on the most marginalized groups in the society, which are children, women and families that are sick, poor, ethnic minority, underprivileged and underserved. By helping disadvantaged children and women have access to quality healthcare and education, we empower them to live healthier and more resilient lives, so that they can reach their full potential, reinforce their rights and ensure their inclusion to receive the benefits and welfare they deserve.
With our program work
We disaggregate data by demographics and impact factors in every policy and program measured to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support, as well as analyze disaggregated data and root causes of any disparities that could impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
We work together between team members and program teams to identify any factors that could cause disparity, and employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and training, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
With our staff
VinaCapital Foundation is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organizational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, or other category protected by law.
We seek individuals from various backgrounds for all positions within our organization. Individuals from ethnic minorities and diverse communities are welcome. One of our senior staff members is one proud member of the LGBTIQ+ community, which emphasizes VCF’s role as an ally to this group. With learning methodologies that promote individual and collective reflection, practice, and adaptation, we also help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders so that no team member is unheard or left behind.
We also practice a Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee, with all of our female staff as members, to create a safe place for talking and self-development, as well as to identify or question any organizational activity or decision. All staff members have access to the anonymous Sharing Box to express themselves in the unlikely case that privacy is desired.
We are proud to have built a Culture of Care that empowers and nurtures our staff and forms a solid platform for reaching out beyond our immediate family into 63 provinces of Vietnam. 5 Culture of Care principles that encourage a happier, more engaged, more committed, and more productive staff are: care to make new staff feel welcome, to make our staff feel valued, to make our staff feel heard and trusted, to make our staff feel like they are invested in and to make them feel like they are making a difference.
All in all, the VinaCapital Foundation’s Culture of Care engages everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in equity work and ensures that every individual understands their roles in creating a culture such that one’s identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization and in the society.