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Women and the Economy

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Co-pilot Sari Ardisa (right) speaks to captain Ida Fiqriah (left) before taking off aboard a GA164 aircraft from Jakarta to Padang, West Sumatra, on Friday (21/4). The GA164 flight was one of two special flights prepared by Garuda Indonesia to commemorate Kartini Day on April 21, 2017. All the crew members were women.

Indonesia has a potential driver of economic growth that yet to be put to optimal use, namely the participation of women in the working world.

In 2012, international consulting firm McKinsey Global Institute predicted that Indonesia would become the world’s seventh-biggest economy by 2030. Meanwhile, PricewaterhouseCoopers has predicted that Indonesia will be in fourth position by 2050.