Being a Modern Royal Javanese Princess | Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hayu | TEDxMlatiWomen

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Princess Hayu grew up in a Royal Family which never told her to conform to society's perception of how a royal princess should be. Therefore, she went her own way and became an IT specialist. She believes that despite the existing patriarchal culture, women are capable of defying stereotypes and build their paths to success. GKR Hayu's figure as a professional worker has changed people's perceptions about the role and status of women in the Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat Palace. GKR Hayu, who is the fourth daughter of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X and Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hemas, was once a game producer for the global gaming company Gameloft. At present, GKR Hayu is the CIO of Tepas Tandha Yekti, which is a new department in the Yogyakarta Palace which manages information, technology, and communication. GKR Hayu studied design management and IT Project at Bournemouth University, before continuing the master's degree at Fordham University. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at