CreativeMornings is all heart. We have an unwavering passion for face-to-face connections. We believe in the power of people, in walking in someone else’s shoes and seeing through their eyes. Each and every day, our global community challenges us to change our perspectives and inspires us to be better humans.

This month, we’re celebrating Empathy in 123 cities around the world. September’s events are presented in partnership with Shutterstock. The theme was chosen by our Phoenix chapter and illustrated by Scott Biersack, an illustrator & designer who once spent a year writing on a public chalkboard to thank the community who supported his family when they needed it most.

Okay, let me take a moment here and express my admiration for Empathy’s gorgeous illustration. Amazing work, Scott!

Moving on.

For Empathy, CreativeMornings Jakarta is featuring Windy Ariestanty, one busy bee of an editor-slash-author. She has has a 10-year experience as an editor-in-chief and director of GagasMedia Group, which houses two leading publishers for young authors, GagasMedia and Bukune.


In early 2015, Windy decided to plunge into a new field—creative communication for the publishing industry by handling 27 publishers under AgroMedia Group umbrella. She is also developing Writing Table, a pop-up creative writing school run together by several young Indonesian writers.

Aside from producing and publishing books, Windy is also a passionate traveller and have also published many of her travel stories. Her writings convey different point of views and angles on traveling. Instead of talking about places, she dug her topics into human interaction issues. Life Traveler, her first travelogue, which contains of narrative travel stories, was shortlisted at Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia or Indonesian Reader’s Award in 2012.

Her emphatic POV in her travel writings is what draws us to approach her for our September session.

Windy says, “Not many people include the element of empathy in their work, whereas empathy—aside from giving a certain color to the creator’s works—can pushes the creator, as an individual, to be more communicative. Why empathy is one of the most important skills? Because it will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to be a better creator, leader, follower, and most important, a better friend.”

Come at Friday, September 11th 2015

08.00 - 10.00 AM

at Conclave Co-working Space

Anyone can attend. It’s FREE! Just register beforehand to reserve your spot.


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