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Family support key for women diplomats in breaking glass ceiling

  • Sita W. Dewi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, July 2 2018 | 12:39 am

PREMIUM When President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo appointed career diplomat Retno LP Marsudi as the foreign minister in his Cabinet, a thick glass ceiling was broken.

Retno is the first woman to assume the post, the country’s highest diplomatic position and one that had long been held by men. This does not mean, however, that all women diplomats in Indonesia have smooth sailing ahead.