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Vanessa Hendriadi Li

Vanessa Hendriadi Li

Vanessa Hendriadi Li believes that today’s working environment should be based around community and collaboration. The belief encouraged her to start Rework, a coworking space at Cityloft Sudirman aimed at professionals and entrepreneurs. In addition to providing convenient space, Rework also holds events for creative people who seek to build network and stimulate their minds.

Some of the recent events held there include Ideafest 2016 media luncheon, a seminar on tax amnesty, digital marketing as well as the benefits of meditation. “At Rework, I do everything I am passionate about, from being creative in building a beautifully designed workspace, managing events, and growing an influential and supportive community. I have a vision to create an ecosystem where creators, professionals, business owners and investors can collaborate to help each other move ahead,” the MBA graduate from University of
Southern California says.

Rework is the answer that Vanessa finds after years of seeking her “purpose in life”. After returning home in 2004, she was involved in the family business. She spent almost eight years as a Marketing Director of Atlantic Biruraya, a subsidiary of Mikatasa Group that focuses on consumer goods, before moving up to Mikatasa Group. In 2013, she decided to step out of her family business. 

For Vanessa, the decision to stand on her own two feet is crucial because she aspires to create her own positive impact in the society. In her new chapter as a creative entrepreneur, the wife to Adrian Li and mother of two draws a very important lesson from her years managing a large team. “No successful business is run by a solopreneur. It’s hard to be successful running a business solo. I have an experience from working in a company with thousands of employees, to running my currently small team at Rework. Regardless of what we do, having a strong team is crucial to stay competitive and keep growing.”


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