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Jakarta Post

Women can do amazing things

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 29, 2017   /  12:50 pm
Women can do amazing things Businesses have so much to gain by being run by women. (Shutterstock/File)

I participated in the inaugural United States-Indonesia Women’s CEO Summit, hosted by the American Indonesian Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC, last October. The summit brought together senior executive women to share their personal stories and to discuss ways to increase the number of women in leadership positions in the private sector. My own experience shows that when it comes to the issue of gender equality, perception and reality are not always the same, but one indisputable truth is that women can accomplish anything if given the opportunity. At least in Indonesia’s legal sector, I always felt that if you put in the effort, you would advance in your career, regardless of gender. Women over the years have played a vital role in the country. The historic milestone came in 2001-2004 when a female president led Indonesia, an achievement that eludes many other ...

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