Diah Yusuf

Diah yusuf

She is the Secretary General of Indonesia Council for Small Business (2020 – now), Director ICSB Womenpreneurs Indonesia (2021), Former Board Member and Vice President for Partnership International Council for Small Business Global (ICSB Global) 2018 – 2020, she is also Chairwoman of Womenpreneurs Indonesia Networks (WIN). Inaugurated by Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection Republic of Indonesia, WIN is a platform for strengthening women in entrepreneurship, health and family with balance and harmony. She also Head of International Trade Relations of ASEAN Women Strong Networks with headquarters in Manila, Philippines. Her contribution and strategic thinking on how to empower Indonesia SME attracted one of the biggest Indonesian BUMN Companies to appoint her as Project Director for Buddy SMEs PT Telkom Indonesia, Tbk. and as Vice Dean for Start-up Academy by Tourism Ministry. She was also Former Vice President for Community Empowerment International Council for Small Business Indonesia (ICSB Indonesia) 2018 – 2020. 

As an entrepreneur, she is also leading several businesses in the health & beauty retail area, property industry, smart agriculture, sustainable aquaculture farming, also in social enterprises as the Founder and Chairman of the Indonesian Entrepreneur Festival, a yearly program for the Indonesia Development Entrepreneurship with the tagline #BersatuMenguat. She speaks globally on Women in Entrepreneurship, SME Internationalization and Sustainability. She has addressed the 64th ICSB World Congress, Egypt 2019 then 1st SME World Forum, Macau 2019 then Urban Campus, Mexico 2019, APEC Financing Opportunities Fair for Women-led MSMEs, Taipei 2019, 65th ICSB World Congress, Paris 2021 and many more. In 2022, year of Indonesia Presidency of G20, she has spoken at W20 Forum, bringing the topic of Financial Support for Women in Ultra Micro and Micro Enterprise as Part of Economic Recovery and given recommendations for the same. She actively writes columns on Entrepreneurship in national magazines every month. 

She also contributed in ICSB MSME Report 2020 issued on UN MSME Day 27 June 2020 with 32 writers globally. With 5 colleagues from Egypt, Australia, USA, Argentina and French, she is also co-chair for women enterprises of The International Council for Small Business (ICSB), a non-profit organization founded in 1955, devoted to continuing management education for entrepreneurs and small business. Continuing as co-founder of Global FIVE (Female Innovative Vision on Entrepreneurship with international colleagues, she is promoting a new approach to female entrepreneurship, joining theory with practice, providing a platform for women to exchange and share all aspects of their entrepreneurial journey thus aiming to address inclusion and equality to further achieve the UN 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG5). Her organization Indonesia Prima has partnership with Growth Wheel International for global business advisory, and Bzns Builder Egypt, a business platform to pitch the investor.

 In start-up community, Indonesia Prima also has partnership with Rainmaking Innovation Taiwan for supporting Start-ups in both countries and across ASEAN, including match making with VC’s in the network. In 2020, Indonesia Prima also collaborated with UN Women Indonesia to deliver coaching programs for Women WeLearn Project. Indonesia Prima is now working on preparing programs for Investor who are willing to partner with Indonesian SME Business, Indonesia Prima SME Investment Consultant and Accelerator. A dear Soul Sister who is very engaged in connecting the links between community, economy, enterprises and governments for accelerating business growth for women-led enterprises.