Giharu acquired engineering degree, chemical engineering major, of Institute of Teknologi Indonesia, Serpong; then she worked for a well-known paper company. On the sidelines of working, she studied and got her master degree in Financial Management in a disreputable academy. Before running an IT business, Squal (name of book and name of her son’s father), she moved to ERP, an European IT company. About ten years later after parting from Squal, Giharu decided to fulfill her call ‘home’ to Sindoro Sumbing. She took her son with her to Temanggung, nowhere land for them, starting everything from zero. It has been three years they live there.
Being home in Sindoro Sumbing directed by a bow is not haphazard call. The way has been provided and guide is shown, and Giharu becomes a writer today.
A Widow or a Single Parent
About her status, Giharu prefers to be called a “widow”, for she has no husband after the divorce she has settled on. To use the term single parent, for Giharu is not suitable since she has been free from metropolitan blusterings which refer to ‘imagery’, and the important thing is that she has entered the phase of becoming a mountain woman that she is proud of. Call her Giharu, a Woman of Mountain.
Parents are never single; they are couples in any conditions. She thinks that the usage of single parent and widow is often stereotype and discriminatory, and it is intended to exhibit or distinguish the stratum; the term widow is used for villagers or a woman whose notch is not threatened in using such term, and it is very common for the villagers. So, the problem is on the city people, isn’t it? The remaining modernity in Giharu degrades its meaning.
One of Giharu’s resists is transmitting the simple way of thinking. It is not about the result, but the process. The process of making a cake will be completed during one night, however, there will never be enough time to find the simple and noble ideas since they are presented to fight for and to celebrate along the civilization.
- MANAGING DIRECTOR, PT LINDCOM TECHNOLOGY SERVICES, JAKARTA 2000 – 2010
- ACCOUNT MANAGER, PT IFS INDONESIA (IFS), JAKARTA, 1999 – 2001
- ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, ASIA PULP PAPER (APP) (GRUP SINAR MAS), KARAWANG, JABAR, 1996 – 1999
- CHANNEL MARKETING EXECUTIVE, PT TJIWI KIMIA TBK (GRUP SINAR MAS), JAKARTA 1995 – 1996
- MARKETING EXECUTIVE, PT MEGA KERTAS PRATAMA (MKP) (GRUP SINAR MAS), JAKARTA,1995 – 1996
- INSURANCE AGENT, PT AIA ASURANSI INDONESIA, JAKARTA,1992 – 1994