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Tamara Gondo Soerijo

2023 Fellow

CEO/Founder, Liberty Society

Jakarta, Indonesia

Tamara Gondo Soerijo is the founder and CEO of the Liberty Society. Passionate about people development, community development, and financial inclusion, her social enterprise creates B2B merchandise and hampers that empower marginalized women and communities. Partnering with 15 artisan communities, Liberty Society empowers more than 500 people using business to lift communities out of poverty. Through their training to employment program, 100 refugees have been trained and have increased their income by three or four times, and impacted 1,000 community members through social well-being programs.

Tamara double majored in Sociology and Communication Studies, and double minored in Social Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Transformation and Biblical Studies at Biola University. Her previous experiences include Head of Acquisition at Yuna&Co, Partnership Manager at Digitaraya, a Google for Startup Accelerator, VP of Permias Nasional, Head of Community at Spark Indonesia, and Director of her non-profit Second Chance Initiative, focusing on empowering youth and building sustainable communities. After graduating from university, she consulted for Indonesian NGOs and social projects such as refugee groups, disaster relief, and rural community development.

Since its creation, Liberty Society has worked with some of the world’s biggest companies including Uniqlo, Ikea, and the Body Shop to reach millions of customers.