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Jakarta Post

First forum held to address tech, skill upgrading for women

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 8 2018   /  03:06 am

Indonesia’s top women are set to address digital capability and its required new skill sets in enhancing the role of women in the economy in the first Indonesian Women’s Forum (IWF 2018), set to take place on Thursday and Friday. With the theme of Bringing the best of Indonesian women, IWF 2018 is aimed at providing a comprehensive overview of the state of development of business and careers for women, as well as the gender issues that surround them. IWF 2018 chief organizer Petty S. Fatimah said the lack of technology utilization in developing careers or businesses for women was one of the concerns within the environment of working women. “Indonesia is the ‘capital city’ of social media in the world but if we look further into the usage of the internet, especially by women, it is still only aimed toward entertainment or private needs rather than business,” Petty, editor-in-c...