Cambodian women entrepreneurs share their journeys in social media videos
Cambodia is transitioning from a more patriarchal culture that discourages women’s independence, to a more open and inclusive society. While many women work for their family business, and increasing numbers work outside the home, family pressure makes it difficult for most women to have the confidence to pursue their career goals. Women in Business KH, a new organization focused on women in the workplace, hopes to encourage women to be more independent and to choose their career path
Following a design and solutions development process, MangoTango and WiBKH developed a role-model approach to show Cambodian women what’s possible, through the stories of successful Cambodian women. A series of video profiles to show the journeys, distributed and supported through social media channels, would help support WiBKH’s goals to empower women and foster an inspired community. MangoTango identified 12 influential women from a range of professions, whose stories would interest others. We interviewed them about their personal journey and asked them for advice they would give to other women, in a series of 12 videos.
The videos were shared on social channels, released one at a time over several months, with a call to action to engage with the sponsoring organization.
The videos had high engagement rates, and drove increased participation in the women’s group that sponsored the content – as well as inspiring women to pursue their dreams and career goals.