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  • By: LazBeat Staff
  • Sep 16, 2021

Vima Banigo-os, 48, Senior Fulfillment Supervisor, Lazada Logistics Philippines

Our “Humans of Lazada” series takes a look at the professional and personal lives of the more than 9,000 people who work at Lazada. Click here for more stories from this series.

“Everyone thinks the business of logistics is typically a man’s world. But in the six years that I have been working at Lazada Logistics, I have never once felt that being a woman was a hindrance to me in doing my work and doing my part to help the team.

I juggle a lot of hats. At home, I am a single mother to my two children, having been widowed five years ago when my husband unexpectedly passed away. I would say it was one of the toughest times of my life. But I make sure I do my best to give my children what they need to live simple but comfortable lives.

At work, I am a supervisor to my team. Similar to the support I give to my children, I make sure I give my team not only my guidance as their leader but also provide them with the support that they need to keep them motivated and inclined to go the extra mile.  

During these times, it is quite difficult living the life of a logistics frontliner. I worry a lot about my team’s safety and well-being, and the daily struggles that we face due to the uncertainties brought about by the pandemic. But I also believe that as logistics frontliners, we play big roles in helping to shape the everyday lives of our fellow Filipinos.

Seeing how we can help a customer live his or her life as normally as possible makes everything all worthwhile. From providing the groceries homemakers need to feed the family to fulfilling orders for people to enable their home office set-ups or helping deliver furniture to new homeowners – these are the reasons I wake up every day, rain or shine, to come to work. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I’m thankful that through the years, this job has given me an opportunity to learn and grow – both as a logistics professional and as a person.”

This profile was compiled by Mina Cunanan from the Lazada PR team in the Philippines.

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