Vy grew up in the coastal city of Da Nang and moved to the United States with her parents and brother when she was 10.
Moving to a new country was overwhelming for 10 years old. Especially, when she is constantly being reminded of the differences in languages, customs, and culture. This has really shaped how she viewed the world and others who have similar experiences. Vy chose to pursue Global Studies, Political Science, and French for her studies with the hope that it would open her horizon and understanding of humanity and the world.
When she started her work in talent acquisition at Manpower in the U.S, understanding candidates’ unique backgrounds and experiences to build trust and connections with candidates, seeing candidates for who they are, more than just their resumes, gave Vy fulfillment and a sense of purpose when matching a candidate to an opportunity that could uplift their livelihood.
In 2016, Vy bought a one–way ticket back to her home country Vietnam, continuing her talent acquisition career in executive search firms.
Now at Mekong Capital, Vy works with pioneering companies to find the best team of executives and leaders who are willing to dream big and make a difference for Vietnam and the Vietnamese people.
Vy discovers her journey now is more than just matching talents to opportunities but also integrating talents so they will thrive and have a sense of fulfillment through their works.