2017 Vietnamese Delegate
Huong Dang is the founder of HopeBox, a social enterprise based in Vietnam that provides employment, training, and opportunities to victims of gender-based violence. Prior to this she worked as Director of Partnerships and Strategy of KOTO, an organization that aids and empowers at-risk and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. During her time at KOTO, she led the HER TURN: Women Economic Empowerment Project which was funded by the Australian Government. Huong was one of the 10 alumni of AVLD first cohort.
From a humble beginning as a street kid, Huong made her way to Melbourne via a scholarship and was honored as Victoria’s International Student of the Year. In 2021, Huong was recognized as the winner of Women of the Future under the category of Social Entrepreneur. She completed a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. Huong is currently participating in the Yale World Fellow Program, she was chosen as one of the 16 global leaders to join a global leadership training program at Yale.