A strong belief in empowering vulnerable communities has fuelled Pham Nhat Nga’s successful career in communications over the past 14 years.
Bachelor of Commerce alumnus Pham Nhat Nga was one of the first students to enrol in RMIT University’s Hanoi campus in 2004. She then went on to become one of its first graduates with distinction three years later.
But to the public, Ms Nga is perhaps better-known as the founder and CEO of Creative Solution Consultancy – Creatio, a provider of one-stop-shop creative communications solutions since 2011.
To date, Creatio has served over 120 clients from five continents, with a strong focus on projects that champion sustainable and inclusive growth.
Ms Nga’s work with government agencies, civil society organisations and businesses has taken her to some of the most remote communities in Vietnam.
She said it is the meaningful impact of her work that has kept her going strong for nearly one and a half decades in the communications field.
“I’ve found that one of the most genuine and direct ways I can give back to vulnerable communities is by organising workshops, events and communications campaigns for them,” she said.
“I’m glad to employ my knowledge and skills to help them tackle emerging issues such as climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation and circular economy, to name a few.”
As a female entrepreneur, Ms Nga said she had first-hand experience with the challenges that women face in business.
This prompted her to start an initiative to promote women empowerment in Vietnam, which received a grant by the US Embassy in July 2020.
“I am inspired by the talented women around myself. And as I got the chance to travel the world, I have witnessed examples of female leadership everywhere. It has given me a strong belief in women and our ability to achieve anything we set out to do.”
Starting up a business at the age of 25, Ms Nga said she had had to assume almost every position in her firm, from accounting and finance, to sales, marketing and human resource management.
“I often joked that CEO meant ‘Chief Everything Officer’ back then. Thankfully, my RMIT degree had equipped me with the essential skills to fulfill my roles as both a public relations professional and an entrepreneur,” she said.
Ms Nga shared that one of her favourite quotes is by American entrepreneur and author Jim Rohn: “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse”.
“I believe there could be a myriad of excuses holding us back from living our passion, but that’s no reason to give up. Instead, we can turn excuses into actions and conquer every obstacle along the way,” she said.
Learn more about Pham Nhat Nga’s story in a new video by RMIT University to mark its 20th anniversary in Vietnam.
04 Mar 2021
Author: Ngoc Hoang