When BRICKS are thrown at women, they build a CASTLE out of them

First we have Carline Darjanto, Founder of Cotton Ink. After graduating from LaSelle College of Fashion, Carline started her company with her best friend, Ria Sarwono in 2008. The first items that they sold were shirts with Barack Obama’s face printed on them. As the number of requests and orders continued to increase, they were determined to take Cotton Ink more seriously. With her knowledge of garment and fashion, Cotton Ink started to provide many choices, varying from clothes, accessories, bags, and scarves. Cotton Ink has won awards such as Favorite Brand in Brightspot Market, Most Innovative Brand at Cleo Fashion Awards 2010, and Best Local Brand 2010 and 2012 by Free Magazine. Carline herself made it to the list of Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 Asia.

Chrisanti Indiana, more casually known as Santi, is the CMO of Sociolla. Her name is also on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 Asia. Before she entered the beauty business, she worked in a brand agency in Sydney, Australia, as a fashion designer. She built Sociolla because of her restlessness in looking for beauty products in Indonesia. Together with her brother, Christopher Madiam, and his friend, John Rasjid, Santi founded Sociolla in March 2015. Sociolla currently has hundreds of users and 250 employees spread across several areas such as Jakarta, Yogyakarta and New Delhi, India. Santi also founded SoCo, a platform filled with reviews from consumers who have uploaded more than 1.5 million reviews online. Apart from that, Santi also manages  Beauty Journal, a beauty information site with more than 3 million monthly page views.

Introducing the youngest, most-influential profile on the nation’s art scene, Fenessa Adikoesoemo, the Chairwoman of Museum Macan. Fenessa oversees the private museum’s programmes, such as the Yayoi Kusama exhibition. Prior to her current role, Fenessa gained valuable experience working at AKR Land Development in 2014 and her fellowship at Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, in 2016. Her goal is to bring art within the reach of people. “Art has been a part of my life since my early years,” says  Fenessa Adikoesoemo. “Growing up with a collector father (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara founder Haryanto Adikoesoemo) means being acquainted with art museums, exhibitions and auctions on a regular basis. Art is also an integral part of the family home. I grew to love art from those valuable experiences. As of now, I work with art as a professional, and I also enjoy it on a personal level.” Fenessa’s main objectives are to develop the museum and ensure that its public programmes are sustainable, while the exhibitions remain relevant to the public. “Art Turns. World Turns”, the museum’s inaugural exhibition, was a big success, attracting more than 130,000 visitors. Another successful exhibition was “Yayoi Kusama: Life Is the Heart of a Rainbow”. It made headlines in both local and international media.

“If women can do both, why do we have to choose?” That sentence describes Anandita Makes Adoe as a Mom and an entrepreneur. Becoming a first-time mother can be a daunting experience, but Anandita Makes Adoe sees it as a challenging and amazing new role in her life that she is really grateful for. Motherhood is such a glorious blessing, but even so, she is not putting aside her role as Group CFO of Plataran Hotels & Resorts. As the second generation leader of Plataran Hotels & Resorts, Anandita is proud that Plataran serves as a continuous invitation to the discovery and appreciation of Indonesia’s many treasures. The year 2021 marks the seventh year that Anandita Makes Adoe has led as the CFO of Plataran Group. She believes that women are the pillars of society. 

Sri Luce Rusna, Founder of Tulola Design. Tulola is a contemporary artisan crafted label with the simple quest to craft beautiful jewelry and home accessories through celebrating rare artisanal skills, timelessness in design, and purity in materials. Tulola was named after her daugther, Putu Lola, or “Tulola”.  She started Tulola in 2007. The business was initiated in her garage with a few craftsmen and plenty of time to experiment. Sri was inspired by the talents and skills of silversmiths preserving the traditional handicrafts of Indonesia, whilst elevating the eccentric pieces in a modern way. She leads the entire creative and studio team, as well as managing production plans and strategy. The company’s founders all shared a vision of building a sustainable business that promotes the evolution of artisan silver and gold crafts, deeply inspired by Indonesia’s culture, arts and literature.  In 2019, Tulola launched an exhibition called “Tulola Merayakan Nusantara” and collaborated with 10 different brands. Now, Tulola has opened three branches in Jakarta, located in Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Senayan, and Kemang.