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Female executives look to gauge contribution

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 11 2018   /  02:50 am

A female minister in the Indonesian government has acknowledged how hard it has been for the country to eradicate a patriarchy that limits chances for women entering the workplace. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, former World Bank managing director and chief operating officer, told participants of the 2018 International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group Annual Meetings about survival in the male-dominated financial sector in Indonesia.“Finance has always been perceived as a man’s job. It is male-dominated,” Sri Mulyani said during the seminar “Empowering Women in the Workplace”, which has several of the world’s top female leaders as speakers. “For a woman to be in a position, they have to prove that they are twice as good as men.”The list of Indonesia’s finance ministers would bear out much of what she said as she is the only woman on the list. Sri Mulyani is curre...