Aulia Halimatussadiah

Aulia Halimatussadiah

Aulia Halimatussadiah (you could possibly call her Ollie) is a great writer of Indonesia, the largest Muslim populated country of the world.  Ollie wrote 27 books. As a muslimah she is playing a great role in Indonesian female entrepreneurship history. She wrote fiction, how-to as well as business books. Her devotion in books and certainly writing drive her to create startups just like online bookstore Kutukutubuku and online publishing NulisBuku. She is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NulisBuku. Her contribution to the Muslim women of Indonesia is truly appreciated.

She’s actively organized #StartupLokal, the biggest startup community in Indonesia and Girls in Tech Indonesia, to encourage more Muslim women to use technology to improve women’s lives. She’s been a mentor for young mentees in entrepreneurship.

She achieved a number of awards from the different organizations and country authority. That’s why she recognizes as a Mighty Muslimah for the present world. Now, she’s actively working on #StartupLokal community, the largest startup community in Indonesia, with most of her partners Natali Ardianto & Nuniek Tirta.

Aulia Halimatussadiah comes from a family of engineers and has a vivid memory of the first time she used a computer at the age of thirteen. Very presently she wanted to create her own website. She said “I never wanted to be a programmer but when I went to find out they told me that I had to learn how to code if I wanted to create my own site, so I went to the IT University.” Just 20% of the students of her own class were women, and she saw that upon graduation only 20% of those went on to pursue a career. Ollie herself was determined very quickly to leave her salaried job and become a ‘techpreneur’.

Ollie was passionate about literature and very right away realized that it was quite hard to get hold of books in her country. She said “In Indonesia, we had no dedicated online space for books and certainly wanted to change that.” So in the year of 2006, she started an online bookshop Kutukutubuku dot com, which was a very new idea at the time. She explained- “I thought that developing an online bookshop would mean that more people would be able to obtain reading material in Indonesia. The country is an archipelago surrounded from more than 13,000 islands and there’s a shortage of links. However digital could improvement.”

Then in 2010, Ollie spent the time to pursue her exhilaration. “I traveled, I read, I wrote, and one of my books was rejected by a publisher.” This special rejection proven the driver close to her second great entrepreneurial idea. “In Indonesia, when a publishing house rejects your book, you’ve lost your chance to get published and the adventure ends there.” But Ollie decided that it certainly would not end there. “It’s crazy! The unique content of your book may be very crucial but if it doesn’t correspond to the ideas you generate of your publisher no-one will ever read it. I didn’t think this was acceptable and I proceeded to launch a project to change the situation.” So Ollie launched Nulisbuku dot com, the first online self-publishing platform in Indonesia. “The principle is very simple: it’s on a demand basis. You don’t need a publisher, you don’t pay out anything, and when someone who is orders your book you receive royalties.”

Ollie believes that “writing and reading can easily modify lives” so she would like go on with to work for everyone to have access to books. “In one of my book named, ‘Girls&Tech’, I share my experience of being a woman working with the new technologies. I want people to recognize that it is possible, that you can do the things you want to if you arm yourself with the means.”

Halimatussadiah was born in June 17 in Yogyakarta, a city of Indonesia. She is the oldest child of 3 and the only daughter of her parents.

At a glance:
  • Full name               : Aulia Halimatussadiah (Ollie)
  • Country                   : Indonesia
  • Date of Birth          : 17 June
  • Place of Birth         : Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Known for              : Female entrepreneur, Writer, Blogger
  • Social media           : https://twitter.com/salsabeela
  • Official Website     : http://www.salsabeela.com/
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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is the name of a great child heroine for the recent world. The world has seen- how to raise awareness on the rights of education by a great child rights activist Malala Yousafzai. She is one of the mighty Muslimah of modern Muslim world.

Malala was born 12 July 1997 in Pakistan. She is now only 16 years old. But the mental maturity of Malal is so amazing. She got admitted in the school when she was 5 years old. No doubt about her meritorious! She never failed any kind of exam in her school. Her father’s name is Ziauddin Yousafzai. All the family of Malala is now in Birmingham, England.

Malala Struggling for Child Rights

Whilst Pakistani prohibited Taliban started banning girls from going to their schools in Swat valley back in 2009, Malala was among the girls who were forbidden from going to school and thus her educational career affected at that time. For this circumstance she didn’t go to her school some days. At the time when she couldn’t go to school she wrote a beautiful diary named “Gul Makai. She wrote it for the famous British Broad Casting (BBC).  She wrote about the obstacles to girl’s education in Swat Valley in Pakistan. Within a short time she appeared on many local and international channels. She wrote a number of articles for girl’s education. Her famous quote is- “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world”. She is still now struggling by writing for girl’s education in several popular and famous newspapers.
In the year of 2011, she was firstly nominated for the international children peace prize by Desmond Tutu, a famous South African social rights activist. She didn’t receive that award but it was her honor that she was among the nominated 3 children from whole around the world who were current over there. However, she got lots of national awards and prizes by the government of Pakistani and local NGOs for her bravery. And finally in 2013 she was nominated for the Nobel peace Prize. It is the great Honor for Malala. And last of all she got Nobel Peace Prize in the year of 2014. She is the youngest laureate of the Nobel Prize history. However Shirin Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman are some of the great Muslim women in Asia who got Nobel Peace Prize.

At a glance:
  • Full name                : Malala Yousafzai
  • Country                   : Pakistan
  • Date of Birth           : 12 July, 1997
  • Place of Birth          : Mingora, Pakistan
  • Age                           : 17
  • Known for               : Child rights activist, girls education, women rights,
  • Fan page                 : https://www.facebook.com/Malalayosufzai
  • Official Website     : http://www.malala-yousafzai.com/

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