WHO WE ARE

Girls Can Lead was founded in 2016, under the name of Perempuan Politik. The story began when the initial founders seek the lack of awareness regarding political engagement among young women.

Ever since, the organization has expanded their works, not only limited in political awareness, but also how to encourage young women to be an active, intelligent, and confident member of the community.

As the pioneer of young women network in Indonesia, we focus on building the capacity instead of providing aid or reactive program by providing a free leadership training program and networking platform for young women aged 18-25 years old, especially those who come from marginalized population.

Our Mission

To increase the number of qualified and respectful Indonesian women leaders by encouraging and help build their capacity to participate in their community

Encourage

women to become a super woman in their own way

Build

a sisterhood community to develop positive relationship between women

Advocate

the leadership capacity of Indonesian women in all levels to contribute in the decision-making process

Our Team

Rachael Abigail

Rachael Abigail

Founder and Executive Director

Abigail is the Founder of Girls Can Lead (GCL). As UN Women-certified youth trainer, she developed leadership training curriculum for GCL Camp and provide free leadership training for Indonesian young women, mainly in the eastern part of Indonesia such as Poso and Ambon.

In 2017, Abigail was chosen by the US State Department to study Civic Engagement at Northern Illinois University under the YSEALI Academic Fellowship program. Abigail also a proud member of IRI’s Generation Democracy (www.generationdemocracy.org), in which she was appointed as Indonesian delegate during Jakarta’s Regional Academy 2017 and Generation Democracy Global Summit 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

She began her professional career at the Jakarta’s Governor Office as an Associate in several development projects, such as Jakarta Smart City and the Ease of Doing Business in Jakarta. Afterwards, she spent a year working for a Jakarta-based business incubator before began her journey to pursue her master’s degree in public policy in London as a Chevening scholar.

Graduated cum laude from University of Indonesia, she was once selected as Temasek International Foundation scholars and spent one semester at the National University of Singapore. During her free time, she enjoyed globetrotting, museum-hopping, and tasting the new restaurant in town.

Clevelyn Tobing

Clevelyn Tobing

Program Director

Felica Dagna

Felica Dagna

Communications Director

Rinda Gultom

Rinda Gultom

Finance

Gisyela Nicolaas

Gisyela Nicolaas

General Affairs

Ongky Rahardja

Ongky Rahardja

Operations

Gunawan

Gunawan

Poso Team Leader

Advisors

Junita Kartikasari

Junita Kartikasari

Edy Djunaedi

Edy Djunaedi

Colleen Gray

Colleen Gray

Delima Saragih

Delima Saragih