For her contribution and dedication in beauty, culture and environment preservation, Founder of Martha Tilaar Group, Dr. (H.C) Martha Tilaar is often receive an appreciation. Although this award is never be her main goal when doing a mission or develop an innovation, but this appreciation still prove her commitment in giving the real benefits to Indonesia. Talking about an appreciation, Srikandi Award 2018 is becoming the first award she received this year.
Took place in Teater Besar, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta (25/2), Srikandi Award 2018 was held in order to commemorate International Women’s Day and as an appreciation to inspiring Indonesia community leader who considered has giving so many best contrbution to Indonesia. Along with Dr. (H.C) Martha Tilaar, there are eight achievers women who received Srikandi Award 2018. They are Megawati Soekarnoputri, Sri Mulyani, Susi Pudjiastuti, Retno Maruti, Anne Avantie, Susi Susanti, Butet Manurung, and Najwa Shihab. These inspiring women are those who meritorious in their field, which are beauty, polictic, economy, culture, fashion, sport, education, and jurnalism.
Anyway, the awarding ceremony is conducted as an opening event of javanese puppet show Srikandi Nekat presented by Cita Prasanna. In collaboration with Indonesia designer Anne Avantie, Srikandi Nekat combine some beautiful element from dance, act, music, and fashion to creat a great show. This performance also supported by the appearence of Indonesia public figures like Maudy Koesnaedi, Dessy Lulasari, Paquita Widjaya, Ivy Batuta, Indra Bekti, Bambang Pamungkas, and many more. Srikandi Nekat is refined with dramatic light and stunning makeup by Sariayu and Puspita Martha team as its official makeup and hair do.