1. Dian Sastro
Dian Sastro is an Indonesian actress and environmental activist who has been hailed as one of the most influential women in Indonesia. She started her acting career in 2002 and has since starred in numerous films that tackle social issues such as poverty, corruption, and environmental protection. Aside from her acting career, Dian is also an advocate for sustainable living and has been actively promoting eco-friendly practices through her social media platforms.
In an interview with CNN Indonesia, Dian expressed how Kartini’s teachings have influenced her work as an actress and activist. “Kartini taught us to fight for our rights and speak up against injustice,” she said. “As an actress, I use my platform to raise awareness about social issues that affect our society. And as a citizen of this planet, I believe it’s our responsibility to protect the environment for future generations.”
Raisa Andriana or better known by her stage name Raisa is a popular singer-songwriter who has won multiple awards both locally and internationally. Her music combines elements of pop, jazz, and R&B which have attracted a diverse fan base across different age groups. In addition to her music career, Raisa is also known for her philanthropic work especially in the field of education.
In a recent interview with Detik.com, Raisa shared how she admires Kartini’s bravery in pursuing education despite the societal norms at that time. “Kartini’s story is very inspiring because she dared to break the mold and pursue education. As a woman in the music industry, I believe it’s important to have knowledge and skills to excel in your craft,” she said. Raisa has also established a scholarship program for underprivileged students in collaboration with her alma mater, Universitas Pelita Harapan.
3. Nadia Mulya
Nadia Mulya is the founder of Konsula, an online healthcare platform that connects patients with licensed doctors and healthcare providers. The platform has been successful in providing affordable and accessible healthcare services especially during the pandemic where physical consultations are limited. Nadia’s vision is to democratize healthcare by leveraging technology and innovation.
In an interview with Forbes Indonesia, Nadia shared how Kartini’s values of equality and empowerment have influenced her approach to entrepreneurship. “Kartini believed that education is the key to unlock opportunities for women. Similarly, I believe that technology can be used as a tool to bridge the gap between access to quality healthcare services,” she said. Konsula has recently raised $15 million in Series A funding which will enable them to expand their reach across Indonesia.
4. Tari Hujan
Tari Hujan or better known as Dian Ayu Lestari is a young activist who advocates for environmental conservation through her social media platforms. She gained popularity for her creative content which showcases simple actions that individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint such as using reusable bags or planting trees. Tari believes that everyone can contribute towards creating a sustainable future.
In an interview with Tempo.co, Tari shared how Kartini’s principles of self-reliance and leadership have inspired her activism work. “Kartini showed us that we can lead by example and inspire others through our actions. As young people, we have the power to shape our future and create positive change,” she said. Tari has been invited to speak at various events and forums to share her insights on environmental issues.
In conclusion, these four women are just a few examples of how Kartini’s teachings continue to inspire and empower women in Indonesia. Their diverse backgrounds and achievements showcase the impact that women can make in different fields such as entertainment, healthcare, technology, and environmental advocacy. As we celebrate Hari Kartini this year, let us remember her legacy and strive towards creating a more equal and inclusive society for all.