Photo of Elly Siregar.

Elly Siregar

As for Elly herself, what would she say to others hoping to follow where she’s led? “My advice for people, especially female tour leaders, is that we have so many advantages in this field. We can inspire another female to be productive in whatever they want to do, because before now, female tour leader hadn’t been seen as much as male in this area, but now the tourism industry is growing. Now a female tour leader is common to see. I’d encourage anyone that a female can be a leader in any kind of activities,” she says. “We now understand that there’s no wall anymore that can prevent a woman from being in the spotlight.”


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