Inspiration, Knowledge & Networking

Lady Boss: The Problems With ‘Follow Your Dreams’

You see it everywhere; your probably grew up hearing it being said thousand of times. The inspirational selp-help classic ‘Follow Your Dreams’, usually written in a nice typography and hanged on the coffee shop wall. The quote is probably the most commonly expressed inspirational concept ever created. But hang on there…should you really follow the dream? How do you know that it’s really your dream and not some external ideas being put into you? what happens if the dream…remain being a dream? Next Monday, we’re going to go deep on this topic with three of our lady bosses, Maria from Indonesia, Daria from Russia and Audrey from France. They gonna share their own personal experience related to the topic. Come to share your questions and ideas, whilst networking with other lady bosses. We are bringing back this really cool event to celebrate the amazing women who are building fantastic businesses in Dojo.

The Lady Bosses :

Maria Agustin was born and raised in Jakarta. After working in development field for more than 7 years, she quit unbalanced city life and left development world and moved to Ubud, Bali to work with grassroots organization. Since then she joined Hubud team, the first Coworking ever existed in Bali which focused on building community. While managing Hubud as a partnership manager at that time, she co-founded a non profit organization with her two friends to create a hands-on contextual sustainable entrepreneurship education program for youth in peripheral in Indonesia, E.thical. To date,  E.thical has helped launch and build 19 sustainable businesses in Flores, and giving access to young entrepreneurs in remote areas in Indonesia. As her NGO grows significantly, she takes a new challenge in her work life in Hubud and stepped up as the new operational manager. Maria now has been living in Bali for more than five years with her husband and her dog.

Originally, Daria is from a small town in Siberia (Russia). Having faced many rejections from different companies, she went from struggling to find the job of her dream to building a successful remote career at the fastest-growing Australian startup – Canva.  For 5 years she was working in a non-profit that develops leadership in young people around the world. Together with the United Nations, she organized more than 2000 projects that tackled different social issues: education, poverty, woman empowerment, etc. in Latin America, South-East Asia and Africa. Daria is a life-long learner. She is constantly looking for new opportunities and skills to obtain. She has switched between spheres – Sales, Marketing, Education, and IT.  Currently, she is responsible for one of the fastest-growing markets at Canva, working on marketing and partnerships and helping to make design accessible for everybody. She is breaking a stereotype that you can’t build a successful career, being location-independent and working on the products that you love at the same time. She was traveling for a year and a half in Europe and Asia, and now she is happy to choose Canggu as her home and base for the foreseeable future.

Audrey Soler currently owns and operates the online store THEPEOPLEOFSAND.COM specializing in handcrafted Moroccan carpets and pouffes. Originally from Paris, France, Audrey started her career in communications as a photo producer, PR, webmaster, event production assistant and marketing executive between USA and Europe. In 2005 she moved to Dubai where she worked for the #1 community portal in the Middle East, Maktoob.com which was later acquired by Yahoo!. Audrey also managed a brand new Dubai based full-service digital agency- Hug now part of WPP. She worked with blue chip brands such as Pizza Hut, Hardee’s, Olay, Colgate, Ski Dubai and the famous Atlantis Hotel. In 2014, Audrey left her high-paying job and travels to Sri Lanka, Europe and the US in search of the next stage in life; later in Dubai she launches her first online concept store and at the same time she starts working for the global agency Dentsu-Aegis on a social media intelligence project. A year later she launches another exciting venture; a live indie music concept in Dubai.  Audrey is now on her last leg of her digital nomad journey, she will be joining the renowned global PR Agency in Dubai where she will be leading the digital creative tea

Event Registration Instructions
This event is free and open to public. Limited to 50 spots. If you want to join this event, please register at the Dojo Front Desk or send us an email to rsvp@dojobali.org. Let me know if you want to join the networking dinner at The Beach Boy afterwards

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Dojo Bali

Dojo Bali is a coworking space located on the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia. Dojo Canggu is open 24/7 and located at Echo Beach, Canggu offering a collaborative and relaxing coworking environment. New locations are coming soon. Stay tuned to find out where the next Dojo will be set up.

Dojo Bali is a Registered Trademark and under license of PT Mintox, Indonesia
PT Dojo Bali Coworking Registration No: AHU-3570685.AH.01.11.TAHUN 2015