Imagine being an entrepreneur leading your organisation to combat domestic violence by helping victims and survivors.

For Huong Dang Thi, success means helping others. She is a leader in Vietnam’s social enterprise movement and the founder of HopeBox, a not-for-profit creating jobs for women who have fled domestic violence.

Huong Dang Thi, Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation alumna, Director of Marketing and Partnerships Engagement at Koto, and Founder of Hopebox

As a young woman, Huong lived on the streets of Hanoi and dreamed of an education. She received a scholarship to study in Australia through Know One Teach One (KOTO), an organisation providing training to disadvantaged youth.

After completing her master degree at Swinburne, Huong returned to work at KOTO, the organisation that changed her life. Huong thrived at Swinburne and calls Australia her “second home”.

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