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Nestle Việt Nam discusses work, family balance for women

Update: October, 19/2018 - 18:00
A discussion at Nestle Việt Nam in HCM City focused on how Vietnamese women can balance work and family life. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — A woman’s role often involves a delicate balance between family and work responsibilties, resembling a circus performer’s talking on a tightrope, a top Google Việt Nam official said during a recent discussion with employees of Nestlé Việt Nam at its local office.

Đỗ Mỹ Ninh, country manager for Google in Việt Nam, said that she “was lucky to be working in a friendly, professional environment”, and that the pressure of many of today’s jobs helped women achieve higher skills.

The talk focused on the role of Vietnamese women in today’s technological age.

“However, women should not consider work more important than the family and other relationships,” she said, adding that work timetables need to be managed carefully.

To deal with stress, learning emotional management skills is also beneficial.

“Women should share their jobs and feelings with their family, colleagues or even the boss so people around you know what you are experiencing. You can often get support from them.”

Aside from family and work, women should spend time to relax and engage in hobbies, she said.

Nguyễn Minh Nguyệt, a member of Nestlé Việt Nam’s board of directors, said the ratio of female employees in companies was almost equal to male employees in Việt Nam, even in the fields of manufacturing, technology and machines.

“Women now have duties as wives and mothers, but also very active in social activities.”

Woman should balance their life and job by enjoying a trip or a meeting with friends and relatives, and maintain a good appearance which can contribute to success, Nguyệt said.

“I believe that the success of women depends on each person in different ways, but there is always the understanding and empathy from the family,” she added.

The discussion was organised by Nestlé Việt Nam to celebrate Vietnamese Women’s Day on October 20. — VNS

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