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Highlights from She Loves Tech Global Conference 2023

On 26 October 2023, Asia’s premier She Loves Tech global conference kicked off in Singapore. Ratna Kartadjoemena, our Chairperson, joined the panel discussion on ‘Women Leading The Climate Revolution’ with Benjamina Bollag, Founder & CEO of Uncommon, Cynthia Handriani Wijaya, CCO of Daya Selaras Group & Founder of ECO-S Coworking & Office Space, and Michella Irawan, Tuna Girl & Founder of Collabit. Moderated by Virginia Tan, Founding Partner of Teja Ventures & Co-founder of She Loves Tech, the session spotlighted women’s vital contributions to sustainable initiatives, which have been recognized by the UN for their effectiveness in building resilience and capacity.

Ratna shared her journey of co-founding the Paloma Sjahrir Foundation (PSF). Her inspiration stemmed from profound experiences nurturing the impact enterprises she has passionately supported. These enterprises, she pointed out, grapple with unique challenges on their path to growth. PSF partners with venture builders to engage with impact entrepreneurs and connects these visionary leaders with potential strategic partners and investors. Aiming to enrich the ecosystem for the impact sector, the foundation’s work extends to hosting sector-specific dialogues in carbon and electric mobility. Further, Ratna highlighted the expanding role of philanthropists, not only as providers of catalytic capital but as vital connectors to bridge impact enterprises with broader public and private sector support.

Ratna also talked about her efforts at Bicara Udara, an initiative that she co-founded with two fellow mothers who shared a deep concern for the air pollution crisis in Indonesia, particularly its impact on the health of Indonesian children. In their quest for cleaner air, they learned, shared, and advocated to policymakers and communities.

In this age of climate change and the empowered women leading the charge, the session highlighted compelling examples of the transformative power of vision and collaboration. Let us draw inspiration from these stories and commit ourselves to driving change towards a more sustainable and inclusive future!


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