Naomi Moremi never slept on her laurels. After landing her first job she felt she needed to do more and enrolled for studies. It didn’t take long for her to start ascending the company ladder. Naomi Moremi joined Choppies 2005 as a cashier at Choppies Mochudi. She then took a decision to go for further studies in 2007. This move quickly bore positive results for her as she swiftly rose to head one of the Choppies stores in the Capital city. Moremi works as a store manager at Choppies Block 5. Her job, she says, basically involves overseeing store operations. Her typical day starts by opening the store, inspecting and making sure that everything is in order in every department, issuing reports and making and placing orders for the store. According to the 32-year-old married mother, as the store manager she is the team leader and is expected to ensure that her team remains as motivated and intact as possible. “Everything in the store starts and ends with me,” she says.
Having started from a much lower position and ascending to ending to a leadership position, Moremi acknowledges that her employer has contributed tremendously to her self-development. “I am what I am because of Choppies,” she declares with pride. Moremi says heading a Choppies store brings with it its own challenges in as much as it a lot of benefits. First as one of the fastest growing entities in Botswana, one – according to Moremi – needs to move at the same pace and garner the same impressive results as the company. This, she says, requires sharp leadership skills and timely decision making. To triumph as a female leader, Moremi insists, one needs to be able to balance her professional and social lives well.