Erma Susanti works at the Samitra Abhaya-Women Coalition for Democracy (KPPD) in Surabaya. She is a provincial parliamentary candidate for 2014. Erma is one of the key actors in developing and strengthening gender capacity for several organizations in East Java. She is involved with numbers of sub-national and national legislation drafting related to betterment the rights of women and children. During her career she worked as a counsultant to UNICEF and ACILs. She received two prestigious fellowships, Ashoka Fellowship in 2004 and International Visitor Leadership of The State Department of the USA in 2008.