The eyes of the world are again focused on Indonesia’s achievements in the awards ceremony held by one of the leading women’s media centers in China, Her Times Magazine. The event titled Women Empowerment gathered 253 people from various circles, from investors, business people, to community leaders from Indonesia and Singapore, and one of the winners of 2019 Rising Women Empowerment Award was Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini.
The award was held by the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore and Her Times Magazine at Mandarin Orchard Hotel, Singapore, Tuesday (07/23/2019). “As part of the ‘people to people contacts’ diplomacy, the Rising Women Empowerment Award is intended to bring the people of the two countries closer to the issue of women’s empowerment. Awards are given to Indonesian and Singaporean female leaders who are considered to be instrumental and inspiring in women’s empowerment programs in both countries , “said a written statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore, Tuesday (07/23/2019).
Head of Public Relations of the Surabaya City Government, M Fikser said, this event was supported by the Embassy (Embassy) of the Republic of Indonesia in Singapore. A total of seven awards will be given by Her Time Magazine to Indonesian citizens from different backgrounds. One of them was given to Risma.
“Today Mrs. Risma left to receive the Women Empowerment Award (WEA) in Singapore. Of the seven people, Mrs. Risma was one of them. This award is given to seven Indonesian citizens from different backgrounds. “From government, private entrepreneurs, or associations,” Fikser said in Surabaya on Monday (7/22).
Fikser explained, this award was given to provide motivation and innovation to encourage all women, so as not to stop improving their quality. Moreover, the challenges facing the future era are increasingly not easy. Especially for residents of Surabaya City who must continue to fight.
“The award has gone through a selection stage by 10 judges to assess the feasibility of this award winner,” said Fikser.
There are 10 judges who assess the level of eligibility of the recipients of this award. First is Michael Goutama, chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin Indonesia) Singapore Committee. Secondly, Max Loh, partner of Singapore State management and partner in managing the ASEAN region. Third, Berlianto Situngkir, minister of Counselors, from the Indonesian Embassy (Embassy) in Singapore.
Then, Hwang Yee Cheau, chairman of the Women’s Career Group, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Next, is Kris Wiluan, chairman of the Citramas Group. Next, Daniel Teo, chairman of the Hong How Group. Furthermore, Esther, the chairman of the Sustainability Officer in developing the city is limited. Kemudoan, Anindya Bakrie, CEO, PT Bakrie Global Ventura, and finally Annie Song, chief editor of Times Magazine in Singapore.
Besides Risma, the Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture (PMK) Puan Maharani also received the same award as the Eminent Women of the Year criteria.