The next US-North Korea meeting is scheduled to take place in Vietnam. Not only has it piqued our interest but the Korea-Vietnam relationship is already flourishing. Perhaps due to its female population? Perhaps due to the deep financial and resource links between the two nations.
A high female workforce-participation rate, a vestige of the war, helps the country exploit its demographic dividend. That’s good news for foreign money.
Women run some of Vietnam’s best-performing companies.
For every male early-stage entrepreneur there are 1.4 female ones.
Women also contribute to 40% of the nation’s wealth, nearly on par with China.