International Women’s Day: LiveOlive’s Fave Women

In honor of the International Women’s Day, LiveOlive pays tribute to inspirational women in Indonesia.

 

By N Mark Castro

Here are eight lovely ladies whom have shared their journey in organizing their life, especially in managing money and dealing with different challenges that they had to overcome until they finally able to enjoy the quality of life that they have today. May you get a little inspired as you get to know their stories.

SANTI ALAYSIUS

Armed with an American education and training, Santi decided to quit working as an employee and flew back to Indonesia to establish her own architectural and design company. She now works for herself while pursuing her social entrepreneurship involvement with TEDx Jakarta.

 

MAYA ALDY

The woman behind Jakarta’s favorite dining spot, Otel Lobby, who worked her way around the culinary industry in the US from waiting tables, kitchen, all the way to management and entrepreneurship.

 

 

FIONA CALLAGHAN

As a travel presenter/ print model/ brand ambassador/ assistant lecturer at the London School of Public Relations, she juggled her professional activities while pursuing her master degree. She knows that a woman with fluctuating income needs to do one thing early: invest.

 

DEWI GONTHA

Meet the woman behind the success of Java Jazz Festival. She learned her financial principles from her father, Peter Gontha, as she elevated the annual jazz festival as an international brand. What the public sees is the festival that runs for a few days and not the year-long preparation that Dewi makes to ensure its success.

 

WULAN KRABBE

This socialite is a former Sinetron –Indonesian drama series– actress and part-time print/ runway model. In-between her socio-developmental activities, she also works as bridal make-up artist.

 

FARAH QUINN

The celebrity-chef we often see on Asian Food Channel worked her way through for her own education –including waiting on tables– and came home to share her craft, while managing her own brand and, of course, her personal finance.

 

LEDY SIMARMATA

She has worked as a TV news anchor for various TV stations then as a PR practitioner before joining Freeport. She credits her parents for investing on her education while achieving scholarships on her own. She is a strong believer that education is one of the best forms of investments.

 

ABIGAIL WIRIAATMADJA

Abigail has spent most of her professional career in Red Cross until she decided to move into freelance as an editor and establish her own bakeshop: L’Chaim Home Made Bread. She allocates 30 percent of the bakeshop’s earnings to feed the poor.

About Asmartrock

N. Mark Castro is the chief political communications strategist for PT AsiaLeads, a political and communications policy-making body based in Jakarta, Indonesia. He is also the Executive Director at the Southeast Asia Consulting Group, an investment advisory company assisting clients roll out their presence for the ASEAN Economic Integration in partnership with government. The views posted here are his own and do not in any way reflect the views of the companies he represents.

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