After giving birth two days, CEO of FPT Retail revealed the “secret” to have a balanced life: Choosing husband in the same company, don’t be a boss at home!
“If you can, then choose the husband in the same company.” The husband will understand
immediately the job the we are doing, so he can know and sympathize more, CEO of FPT Retail
shared the secret to have a balanced life of a woman of the highest position in the Company.
In the first discussion at the Women’s Summit 2018 held by Forbes Vietnam and HSBC’s CEO
Pham Hong Hai, Ms. Nguyen Bach Diep – CEO of FPT Retail revealed more information
concerning work and life.Hello, in FPT Retail, what are the cultural and personnel policies in empowering women?
_ Hello, in FPT Retail, what are the cultural and personnel policies in empowering women?
_ At FPT Retail, we have three core values: customer loyalty, team support and responsibility. In
addition, the nature of FPT Retail’s HR policy is to develop a transparent and non-sensitive
policy. This helps the Company to have the advantages to support and figure out any individual
who works effectively despite the gender.
FPT Group has an annual program called Valedictorian, in which many women have gained the
title. And the top employees will be selected into the group of Under 35, attending the high-level
strategic meetings. You will have the opportunity to discuss high-level strategy, to observe and
to experience in order to have a better view. It is a way for potential people to develop, including
I do not know where the “Steel Woman” came from
_ People often consider the woman who takes the initiate and is drastic at work to be
formidable, while men are considered strong and decisive. So how can you gain respect and
trust from everyone?
_ Actually, I realize that some people called me “Steel Woman” but I do not know where that word came from. I’m not sure whether it is positive or negative. Actually I believe in myself, regardless of whether it is a positive or negative comment.
As far as I know, a respectful leader is someone who is dedicated and sincere. Although they may be difficult at work, they have high demands for the employees but the most important thing is they are sincere.
I set goals and asked my employees to accept those requirements, so I must guarantee their rights and benefits. You have to do something to be worthy of their contributions. Therefore, they are likely to have long cooperation with you.
Here are the 3 tips to have a balanced life
_ I was told a story of a female who is the leader of Pepsico and has just resigned. And I also heard that after giving birth 2 days, Ms. Diep went back to work. In your opinion, can women succeed in both life and work?
_ The women who hold a certain high position are all workaholic. Whether it is possible to balance life and work depends on the point of view of each person and different period of time. Just stick a bit more with the one that makes you feel happier.
Personally I have 3 secrets to balance life:
First, if possible, then choose a husband in the same company. He will then understand us immediately and he may know and sympathize more.
Second, be a boss at the Company but never be a boss at home.
Third, if you do not have much time for your children, then make your children’s hobbies yours.
Do whatever your children want to do and do it enthusiastically. Everything will be much easier.
_ Do you have any advice for young people?
_ I am very impressed by the saying of the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the idea is that: each person chooses his position. He chose to be the Prime Minister. Every morning he enters the office, he has to smile, talk, and ensure his work, no matter what happened the previous night.
When you choose to do that job, you must do your best. Do not complain, otherwise you can’t develop yourseft.
According to The Tran – Cafebiz