Jakarta | Friday, 8 March 2024 | International Women’s Day

Finclusion and WEConnect International present Meeting Capital and Market
Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs

Jakarta, March 2024. WOW Event 2024 celebrated International Women’s Day with the

theme – Inspire Inclusion. Finclusion and WEConnect came together to inspire inclusion for

women entrepreneurs to access capital and markets. WOW Event was a half day event for

women entrepreneurs consisting of a panel discussion, interactive sessions, and matchmaking.

Event Highlights:

  1. Inspirational Talk and Panel Discussion
    Speakers at the event included Suci Arumsari, Co-Founder of Alodokter, who discussed the
    challenges of balancing multiple roles. Nilam Sari, Founder of PT Sari Kreasi Boga Tbk
    (Kebab Turki Baba Rafi), shared her journey from startup to listing on the Indonesia Stock
    Exchange. Additionally, Zivanna Letisha Siregar and Dewi Meisari Haryanti, along with other
    panelists, explored market and capital growth opportunities.

  2. Interactive sessions
    Engaging quizzes on Finclusion/Bu Mira and WECommunity provided interactive learning

  3. Matchmaking and networking
    Facilitated networking sessions allowed participants to connect with corporate buyers,
    strategic partners, and fellow women entrepreneurs to discuss business expansion

At the event, Finclusion introduced Bu Mira, the business partner helping women

entrepreneurs grow their business through education modules, financial tools and loan

applications, all through WhatsApp. Finclusion believes in the potential of every women

entrepreneur in Indonesia. With Bu Mira, we are committed to turning those dreams into

reality. Bu Mira invites women entrepreneurs to connect with her on WhatsApp or visit


WEConnect International is raising awareness on supplier diversity and how women
entrepreneurs can tap into this opportunity by joining the WECommunity. WEConnect
International’s corporate buyers such as IBM, Mondelez, and Standard Chartered participated in
the event during the matchmaking session with women business owners.

This event was supported by women’s associations and communities such as Shestarts.id,
HIPMI, and UKMIndonesia.id and DekatKita

For more information, contact:
Indah Sari, Nikel, indah@nikel.com
Khalya Siregar SEAsia@weconnectinternational.org

About Finclusion for W-SMEs
Financial Inclusion for Women-SMEs in Indonesia (“Finclusion”) is a partnership between United
States Agency for International Development (“USAID”) and PT Impact Credit Solutions
(“Nikel”), it is dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs on their journey to business

About WEConnect International
WEConnect International is a global non-profit that brings motivated, large corporate,
multilateral, and government buyers together with women-owned suppliers around the world.
Its member buyers represent over US$4 trillion in combined annual purchasing power, and they
have committed to sourcing more products and services from women-owned businesses based
in over 135 countries. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies
women’s business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or
more women. WEConnect International provides Women’s Business Enterprise Certification in
over 60 countries that represent 70% of the world’s population.

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