The Women’s Network accelerates the advancement of over 100,000 women at GE, cultivating their leadership skills, business practices, contacts and career opportunities. By sharing individual experiences, information and exposure, the Network helps attract, grow, and retain female talent throughout GE, as well as develop the leadership skills and career-advancement opportunities needed to drive our success.
The mission of the Network is to:
- Enhance women’s professional growth by providing information on career paths, building connections, and through small group mentoring
- Develop new and existing commercial talent
- Foster the retention and promotion of women in technology and engineering
- Improve GE’s ability to attract, develop and retain diverse women
- Cultivate the leadership competencies that reflect GE’s focus on growth.
In Vietnam, the Network is an active participant in the affairs of the community. GE Women’s Network and GE Volunteers Hanoi brought the “Comfort 4 Kids” program, one of the company-wide efforts to reach out to pediatric patients, at the Hope Charity Class at Vietnam National Hospital of Pediatric in January 2013 in Hanoi.
The children, ranging from 3 to 8 years old, were treated to a session of enriching activities such as stuffed toy-making, storytelling, and they also received gifts of crayons, coloring books, and craft-making tools.
The same event also took place in Ho Chi Minh City where the GE Women’s Network in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) paid a visit to pediatric patients the Charity Class of the National Hospital of Pediatric II, HCMC. The majority of these children is suffering from chronic kidney failure disease and has to stay long-term in the hospital for dialysis treatments. Many of their families are facing serious financial difficulties.
Our volunteers in the Network brought gift sets of books, pens, stories, milk, and lucky pockets for them. Other volunteer donations from GE employees in the HCMC office were also contributed to help cover a portion of the hospital charges for patients in the most need.
As volunteerism is part of the company’s citizenship effort to promote active community engagement in the areas of healthcare, education, community development, and the environment, the GE Women’s Network in both Hanoi and HCMC hope to continue and extend their efforts to cover more disadvantaged children.