Over the past 5 years, Nancy has given hundreds of Vietnamese youth in Singapore free training on starting a business, and developing a trademark. Many of them have joined Nancy in creating a network of Vietnamese enterpreuners in Singapore.
When Nancy Nguyen first came to Singapore 5 years ago, culture shock and a language barrier made it difficult for her to communicate with people. This led her to get involved in helping young Vietnamese in Singapore start businesses. Nancy encourages them to preserve Vietnamese character so that Singaporeans will have a positive view of Vietnamese people.
“Many Vietnamese have tried to promote Vietnamese culture in Singapore. They wear traditional Vietnamese clothes and eat traditional Vietnamese food on special occasions,” Nancy said.
As Chairwoman of Happy Women Singapore, Nancy helps the group’s members expand their businesses.
“I help Vietnamese female enterpreneurs start businesses and contribute to the community. I encourage them to look to Vietnam, an open market with a larger population than Singapore, and they can contribute to the homeland,” she said.
Nancy said trust and responsibility are the keys to business success. Her organization allows women to share experience and help others achieve success. Vicky Truong has collaborated with Nancy Nguyen in community work.
“Nancy Nguyen is the founder of NetViet, a non-profit organization. She has lots of work and life experience. She is an exemplary leader who is enthusiastic and willing to help others,” Truong said.
Ngo Thi Hong Hoa, who has lived and worked in Singapore for more than 10 years, said: “I am the owner of a hair salon. My business is supported by my son who was trained by Nancy Nguyen.”