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Jakarta Post

How does a woman beat the odds of becoming a diplomat in Indonesia? “Family first!” firmly advises Retno L.P. Marsudi, the country’s first female foreign minister.

Starting out as a young diplomat in 1987, Retno faced the social stereotype that diplomacy was a male profession. Yet, she has made it to the top by following her “family first” principle, winning the support of her family – and then the public.

How has she impacted other female diplomats and their families? Check out the video and find out!

(The Jakarta Post/Agnes Anya)