Surabaya-based techpreneur to represent Indonesia in EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program. Multinational professional services firm EY has selected 21 female entrepreneurs from seven countries, namely Australia, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam to join the 2019 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Asia-Pacific program, which is slated to run in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from Apr. 8 to 9.
Among the selected participants is Caroline Gondokusuomo, founder and CEO of PT Dutakom Wibawa Putra, a wireless internet service provider (WISP) company based in Surabaya, East Java.
Operating under the brand D~Net, the company is said to contribute to improving education systems through information technology and empowering companies and communities with internet-related solutions.
According to a statement received by The Jakarta Post, Caroline aims to contribute to Making Indonesia 4.0, a program that seeks to connect the remote villages in the country through the internet.
In the 2019 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ Asia-Pacific program, Caroline will be involved in various activities designed to strengthen cultural and commercial skills. The activities will also enable her to learn the nuances of doing business in the host country.
The entrepreneurs selected for the program reportedly run high growth companies in a variety of sectors, including technology, e-commerce, design, fashion, investment, engineering, media and consulting, with a combined revenue of more than US$1.8 billion in 2018.
EY Indonesia country managing partner Hari Purwantono said, ”A significant number of women entrepreneurs have risen in the country economy and their businesses show real potential to scale. EY is proud to be part of their journey, assisting these women growing up and strengthening their businesses. As the program is focused on supporting women in their growth ride, the crucial process is in providing them with the access to business-building networks and inspiring role models.” Surabaya-based techpreneur to represent Indonesia in EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program (jes/mut, The Jakarta Post)