Kirana D. Sastrawijaya, senior partner at UMBRA - Strategic Legal Solutions, has carved out an impressive career in the male-dominated legal industry. In this insightful Q&A, Sastrawijaya reflects on her journey as a female leader, sharing invaluable lessons and advice for the next generation of women in law.


What have been some of the biggest takeaways you’ve cherished as a female leader?

My journey in the legal industry has been shaped by a combination of hard work, perseverance, and a willingness to embrace new challenges. As a woman in a male-dominated industry, we need to understand and embrace the importance of standing our ground and persevering. Another lesson I’ve learned is the importance of fostering a supportive and inclusive work environment. Being part of a team where diversity is not only acknowledged but celebrated has been truly empowering.

In what ways can the future generation of female lawyers learn from you?

I would emphasize the importance of cultivating a strong professional network, seeking out mentorship opportunities, and never being afraid to voice your opinions and ideas. Further, my ambition is driven by a fervent passion for law, so each step of my journey has humbled me with a desire to further make a meaningful impact in the legal landscape, particularly in the energy-climate sector, such as renewable energy, ESG, climate change, and carbon law.

In Indonesia’s energy transition era, gender equality should play a pivotal role. However, women have been underrepresented in the energy-climate sector. I hope that through UMBRA, we can take part in increasing awareness of the importance of energy transition for shaping a better future for our country, and further increasing women’s representation in the energy-climate sector.

What do you think will be the best ways for women in law support to each other?

We have an incredible opportunity to unite our voices and drive impactful change within our industry. From my own journey, I’ve experienced firsthand the power of mentorship, collaboration, and mutual support among women.

I believe that by fostering a culture of mentorship and support, we can create a more inclusive and equitable environment where every voice is heard and valued. Whether through networking events, mentorship programs, or advocacy campaigns, there are countless ways we can come together to champion gender equality and drive substantive change within the legal profession.



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