Following the last sharing from “Wonderful women around us”, Annam Gourmet brings to you the story of Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Anh – Manager of Annam Gourmet Saigon Center store and her journey to success today.

Q: Why did you choose to work at Annam Gourmet?

A: I had lived and worked in France for few years so that I was imbued with French culture. I am in love with the language, the culture, and the people of France. All the companies I worked for were French also. 


Q: They said that men have more qualifies to be successful in business more than women. What do you think about this idea?

 A: I don’t think so. We no longer care about gender anymore. Everyone is the same. The women have to spend more effort, as they have to do their best in both career and family life.


Q: How can you balance your career and your family life, and your hobbies also?

A: Well, for me, I see your job is not only for money but also a place where I sacrifice my passion then I never feel tired. And I can also save up my energy for my private life. 


Q: Do you have any difficulties at work?

A: At work, everyone has times of getting stuck and difficult. However, learning and improving will help me solve problems more quickly and easily. Always stay calm in everything to be able to give the best solution. The only way to overcome difficulties is to act, work with a passion that comes from your heart, then you will find a solution.


Q: The way you encourage the staff, especially some women employees who are quite self-conscious at work.

A: I always closely monitors and encourages the staff. Some female employees think that they needn’t try their best and make enough money for their lives as they are women. I always try to encourage them. My motto is men or women are the same. If they can do it, we can do it too. As long as we are determined and try our best, we will be successful, more or less. 


Q: How do you feel after 1.5 years working at Annam Gourmet?

A: Before working here, I have already loved this place. Annam Gourmet is where I can find the specialties from far-away countries. Besides, Annam Gourmet also gives customers the feeling of choosing the best quality products with an extremely professional service style. The last thing is, Annam Gourmet is one of the first supermarkets that pioneered the green, environmentally responsible lifestyle.


Q: How do you keep the peace among the staff?

A: From the beginning, I have always understood that there cannot be factions. A swallow does not make spring. We have to unite and love each other, try to strive to develop a better business as a team, a family. 


Q: Your advice to young women who want to start a business or become a future leader.

A: Nothing is impossible. We can do everything when we do it with enthusiasm from our hearts. Once you love your job, you will always be successful.