Celebrating Gathi Subekti

Inspiring Indonesian Women

Another wonderful nomination from a women,

about how she has been inspired by her boss.

When I first moved to Bali, I thought, as a woman maybe my dreams were too ambitious and I should just take the easier way by living and working somewhere near my home. After a lot of struggle with my first working experience in Bali, I then decided to give it a second chance and try a new office. In Arkana Architects I found out that one of my boss is a woman. In fact, she is the one who controls the office as she is the Head of Design.

Working with her in the past couple months, she has shown me that we can actually break stereotypes, that woman can actually lead and are allowed to raise their voices, especially as an architect which is mostly dominated by male.  

She showed a lot of dedication, passion, and a lot of critical thinking towards her design, not to mention her design taste, which is amazing. I learn that it is okay to follow your guts and you don’t have to be the same like everybody else. I admire her because I myself is a young woman architect who is trying to find a role model that i can completely relate to. Moreover she is one of the founder of @PerempuanBerarsitektur, a page which is dedicated to educate people about women in architecture, to let women be acknowledged more by the community. So as a young woman who lived outside their comfort zone, who just started her career, I’m so happy that I’m on the right track and is given the opportunity to work directly with a woman too, it makes me feel so empowered.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Bali Wise is presenting a fundraiser dedicated to the women of Indonesia who make a difference. 

The event will be held on 29 March, 2019 at the “W” Bali, Seminyak. 

This year’s theme is “Hats Off to Women” for the women of Indonesia who dedicate their time and effort to make positive change. 

It is going to be a fun night. Tickets are Rp 850,000, great value for a 4 course meal and free flow drinks!

You will also have the opportunity to meet Bali WISE’s young inspiring women of the future!

For more information and reservations, you can contact Syifa at event@rolefoundation.org / 0361 4771657.

Bali Wise is one of Indonesia’s premier charities supporting women from marginalised backgrounds.


Businesses can support Bali Wise with a FREE listing on www.myredenvelope.com. Contact info@myredenvelope.com to learn more about how this can make good business sense as well as support your favourite charity.


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