Indonesia promotes female leadership for workplace inclusivity

A focus on women’s unique qualities should be promoted in leadership to boost productivity and economic inclusiveness, says the Manpower Minister.
By: | October 2, 2023
Topics: DE&I | Indonesia | Leadership | News

Women’s leadership in organisations is key to boosting productivity and enhancing economic inclusiveness, according to Ida Fauziyah, Indonesia’s Minister of Manpower.

Speaking at the Conference on Women’s Leadership in Public-Sector Organisations for Productivity Enhancement organised by the Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), Fauziyah urged policymakers and government representatives to prioritise increasing the representation of women in managerial roles.

She emphasised that women possess inherent qualities that make them well-suited for leadership roles, citing their patience, empathy, and skills in networking, communication, and multitasking. “An empowered woman has confidence. She can make decisions for herself and wields access to opportunities and resources that provide her with numerous chances and options to take,” she added.

The conference, aligned with the APO 2025 vision, focused on the relationship between gender inclusiveness and productivity. Indra Pradana Singawinata, Secretary-General of APO, echoed Fauziyah’s sentiments, stressing the need for proactive measures to bolster women’s representation in economic activities to achieve a higher level of inclusiveness. APO, a regional intergovernmental organisation, was established with the specific goal of enhancing productivity across Asia-Pacific through collaborative efforts, reported Antara.

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The call for gender inclusivity aligns with the themes that Prof. Anwar Sanusi, Ph.D, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Manpower, Indonesia, and Deputy Manpower Minister for Indonesia, will address in his opening keynote address at CHRO Indonesia.

Titled Building a Sustainable Future – What Organisations in Indonesia Need to Know and Do, Prof. Sanuni’s presentation will illuminate the critical trends in Indonesia’s labour and talent market. Additionally, he will underscore the innovative approaches embraced by forward-thinking organisations, demonstrating how they leverage technology to chart a course towards long-term sustainability.

CHRO Indonesia is scheduled to take place at the Ritz Carlton Jakarta Mega Kuningan on 18 October 2023. With the theme of HR 2024 and Beyond: How CHROs Can Shape Organisational and Workforce Transformation, CHRO Indonesia will provide key insights into how HR leaders can successfully develop their people and organisational strategies for 2024. Click here for more information and find out how you can be part of this exciting event!