The World Beneath Her Wing

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, at left in top photo, celebrates her 1992 graduation from the University of Illinois with family and friends at the Historic Lincoln Hotel in Urbana. The dinner was arranged by her mentor, UI professor Jane Leuthold, at right above. Indrawati now serves as a managing director of the World Bank.
As managing director of theWorld Bank Group, Sri Mulyani Indrawati helps guide the global economy.

Walk into the gleaming headquarters of the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and you know you’re not at your hometown lender. First there’s security to pass through, then an elevator up. The click of your footsteps interrupts the silence as you traverse an elegant, empty ballroom. When you approach
a reception area, assistants wait, poised and ready to guard a corner office.

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