Dian Sastrowardoyo. Age: 33, married, 2 children
Despite being one of Indonesia’s hottest celebrities, engaged in modeling, acting, running an online catering business, Dian still wants to live a normal life. “I’m grateful to have a lot of things, it does makes me busy, the challenge is to be able to balance my life between work and family,” she says. Dian’s next big role will be to play the lead role in a movie portraying Raden Adjeng Kartini, the national heroine in education and women’s rights.
Dian Siswarini. Age: 48, married, 3 children
CEO, PT XL Axiata
With more than 20 years in the business, Dian Siswarini is the first woman chief executive in a major telco company in Indonesia, appointed in April 2015. Before that, she was also the first woman CTO in the telco industry in Southeast Asia. Under Dian’s leadership, XL Axiata implemented a strategy to target higher value subscribers rather than focusing on increasing market share.
Irene Kharisma Sukandar. Age: 24
Irene Kharisma Sukandar, is Indonesia’s chess prodigy. She got the Woman Grand Master title when she was only 16 years old, in 2009, and is the first Indonesian woman to reach the level of International Master, at age 22. She has ranked among the top 100 women players in the world since 2010.
President Commissioner, PT Sucorinvest Central Gani
Lindrawati Widjojo has built PT Sucorinvest Central Gani into one of the largest local securities firms, with over ten thousand retail clients. Last year, Sucorinvest ranked number 17 in terms of volume and number 32 in value in terms of stock trading among the 110 Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) members. It is the largest securities firm in the country owned and operated by a woman, in what is a very male-centric industry.
Loemongga N.H. Nasution. Age: 42, married, 3 children
President Director, PT Asiana Lintas Development
A former model and TV presenter, Loemongga manages PT Asiana Lintas Development, a company that develops premium apartments in prestigious locations in Jakarta; some notable projects are the 100-unit Senopati Suite and the 56-unit Nirvana Residence. She is also the daughter-in-law of Ginandjar Kartasasmita, a former minister.