5 Influential Women in Finance: Who Are They?

Female Financial Leaders – The role of women in the economy, both within a country and throughout the world, can already be considered large and has an influence on good economic development and progress. In this case, several female financial figures have emerged who are able to become experts in the field of economy and advance the Indonesian economy to become competitive in the world.

Women Finance Leaders from Indonesia

Women have high potential in productive activities and develop the economy of a country. Once successful, this potential will spread across various fields and other sectors of the economy. However, who are the female financial figures from Indonesia who have an extraordinary career track? Here are the characters

1. Sri Mulyani Indrawati

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Of course you are familiar with the name. The woman who is currently serving as the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Indonesia has extensive experience in the economic and financial fields. His long career and the awards he has received have made Sri Mulyani known throughout the world.

Sri Mulyani has served in the ministry several times. The first was in the era of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's administration as the Ministry of National Development Planning from 2004 to 2005. Then, as the Minister of Finance from 2005 to 2010. In the Joko Widodo administration, he has been serving as Minister of Finance again since 2016 until now.

His career in international finance is also quite impressive. In 2010, he stepped down from his position as Minister of Finance to serve as Managing Director of the World Bank's Development Policy and Partnerships.

2. Let's Elka Pangestu

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Mari Elka Pangestu is the first Chinese-Indonesian woman to hold a ministerial post in Indonesia. He has served as Minister of State for Cooperatives and SMEs (ad interim 2008 – 2009), Minister of Trade (2004 – 2011), and Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (2011 – 2014)

Internationally, Mari has served in various important positions in various institutions around the world. As Chair of the Supervisory Board of the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, advisor to the International Renewable Energy Agency's (IRENA) Global Geopolitical Commission on Energy Transformation (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, and member of the Board of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Since March 2020, he has served as the Managing Director of the World Bank's Development and Partnership Policy, a position that was occupied by Sri Mulyani several years ago.

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3. Armida Alisjahbana

This woman who graduated from the University of Indonesia with a major in Economics and Development Studies is an expert in the field of international economics. He has worked as an economic researcher for the World Bank and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

He was appointed as Minister of National Development Planning from 2009 to 2014. Meanwhile, internationally, he was appointed as alternate governor for the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He has also been involved in high-level independent team advisors whose task is to support the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Since 2018, he has been appointed Executive Secretary for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

4. Evi Aviatin

Evi Aviatin has been appointed as Director of Service and Compliance, and then as Director of Finance of BPJS Ketenagakerjaan since 2017. Her career in finance is no less impressive than previous figures.

He holds a Master of Applied Finance from Melbourne University Australia and holds risk management and chartered certifications financial analyst from Harvard Business School, he served as Director of Risk Management and Compliance at Bank Muamalat Indonesia from 2014 to 2016.

While working at BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, he contributed to the improvement of business processes in his workplace, particularly related to payment of contributions or claims. In 2019 she was awarded by CSR Works International as one of Asia's Top Sustainability Superwomen at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Summit in Singapore for her role in leading and creating a number of sustainable initiatives in the midwifery economy.

5. Destry Damayanti

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This woman is currently serving as Senior Deputy Governor of Bank Indonesia, a position she has held since 2019. She is a graduate of a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Indonesia and a Master of Science from Cornell University, New York, United States.

In 1989, he started his career as a researcher at the Harvard Institute for International Development and at the Management Institute, Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia in 1989-1990. Later, he also served as a researcher in Economics at the Inter-University Center from 1993 to 1995.

His career in government institutions also cannot be underestimated. Since 2015, he has been appointed as the Board of Commissioners of the Deposit Insurance Corporation (LPS). He is tasked with conducting oversight according to the law and formulating and implementing policies.

There are several female financial figures who are able to have a career in the world's economy and finance with an extraordinary career track. If your child has an interest in a career in a similar field, there is nothing wrong if you start teaching him about financial literacy at an early age. Whiz has various features that can make it easier for you to teach finance to children.