By Soujanya Bhat
When we speak to people who’ve seen Gojek grow from ‘What is Gojek?’ and ‘Oh, it’s a call center right?’ to ‘Wait, you have ALL these products?’ and ‘Ah, the Super App’, it’s full of incredible stories. And these are stories of individuals and communities who stopped at nothing and always found a way (#PastiAdaJalan). 💪
One such legendary story is that of Sam Diah, Gojek’s employee number 0003. From a 6.1 magnitude earthquake to a global pandemic, Sam’s team has endured, survived, and thrived multiple tectonic shifts. There was an incident during Gojek’s rough patches when Sam mortgaged her car to pay our driver partners, call center employees, and staff. 🙏 Below is Sam’s incredible story, and here’s how her team helps GoTroops.
Giving back to the community that gave us everything is a crucial part of our being. And this comes in many facets: Fighting climate change 🌦, ensuring sustainable development ♻️, upholding social equality ⚖️. Leading our sustainability efforts is Tanah Sullivan. At a young age, Tanah knew whatever she did in her career had to result in a meaningful impact for Indonesia. So, she did! Here’s Tanah’s journey:
In 2021, when Gojek and Tokopedia combined forces to form GoTo, it opened up a whole lot of new avenues to learn from and created equally interesting challenges. GoTo Financial (GTF), a new entity started taking shape within the GoTo ecosystem. We were sailing through uncharted waters, and we needed someone to hold the ship, that is Human Resources. And thus, we welcomed Renee Kida as our Head of HR for GTF. Here’s how Renee champions the ‘human’ in HR each day. 👇
“I was a one woman army”, says Anuradha Lipare, talking about her initial days in Gojek. Her long-standing passion for technology has morphed into an expertise in data security and privacy that now ensures the safety, trustworthiness, and reliability of our Gojek ecosystem. The UN Disarmament Chief reported a 600% increase in cybercrime emails since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yes, fighting cyber threats at an org level is a humongous responsibility. This is Anuradha’s story!
These are a few stories from the women that strive each day to make the lives of GoTroops, and by extension, make the lives of millions of Southeast Asians better. It’s an incredible feeling knowing that the brightest and the most compassionate minds move alongside us in Gojek. And this only makes us work better towards serving our communities better.
Here’s to all the incredible women who have impacted our lives by helping us find our voices. Happy International Women’s Day. 💚