Women of Inspiration™ Podcast – Victoria Nguyen, Vice President, Delivery, Capital Markets, CIBC | 100 Women of Inspiration™ Book Contributor
Like many newcomers to Canada, my family and I left a war-torn country in search of a better life. We escaped Vietnam as refugees known as “The Boat People”. Imagine close to 300 men, women, and children crammed together on the decks of a leaky 60 ft long wooden boat. These local fishing vessels were not equipped for long ocean voyages and many have lost their lives adrift on them. I am a first-generation Vietnamese Canadian immigrant who grew up in a small Dutch farming community where my primary educational years were with no one that looked like me. The Vietnamese culture was not well known back then aside from images and accounts of the horrific war – kids would tease me for looking different, made fun of the foods I ate, my accent and my struggles in learning a new culture. It would be years before we moved to the city where there was more ethnic diversity.
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