Betty Tran is a fashion designer, businesswoman and first and foremost, a mother.
Betty Tran was only 14 years old when she and her mother migrated to Australia in search of a better life.
The families move to Australia wasn’t easy, Betty’s pregnant mother, an experienced and talented seamstress struggled to find work.
This saw Betty take a job as a cleaner at McDonalds at the airport to
help support her family. She would spend her days dreaming of the
day her work would take her around the world.
Betty Tran is as passionate about creating the finest garments and empowering women as she is about giving back.
Never forgetting the hardships she experienced when she first landed on
Australian soil, Betty seeks to provide others life changing opportunities and
inspiring others to conquer their wildest dreams through her involvement with a
number of philanthropic organisations.
In 2014 Betty took a group of Indigenous students from regional
Western Australia with her to New York fashion week where they were
provided the opportunity to walk the “Fashion Palette Runway”, take part
in a photoshoot and learn priceless leadership skills.
Presently Betty Tran continues to give back to both her Australian and
Vietnamese homes through her role as Ambassador for Australian fashion in
Vietnam by the Australian Consulate General.
This role sees her continue to promote her message of female empowerment
and bridges trade and cultural divides between Australia and Vietnam.
Winner of the Telstra Young Business Woman award in 2016 and 40 under 40 winner the same year, Betty is a sought after lecturer and motivational speaker in the fashion space contributing to the fashion education of students at the University of Western Australia, RMIT Vietnam and Curtin University.
Most recently Betty has been appointed a judge for the Elle Magazine Sustainable fashion competition sponsored by the
Australian government, Woolmark Australia and RMIT University.