Graduated from the Goldsmiths College, University of London with a Master of Arts in Broadcast Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in Computerised Accountancy from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, Kartini was known as for her hosting on 3R (Respek, Relaks, Respon), a young women empowerment TV programs for 10 years. Prior to her stint on TV, she was an associate auditor at Price Waters House Coopers.
In 2006, she joined Media Prima as a radio announcer before she was promoted as the Music Director in 2010. After being with the station for 7 years, Kartini moved to The Cube, Celcom Bhd as the manager of Cube Radio. She was appointed as an Executive Producer at Red Communications Sdn Bhd, where she oversaw various projects for Astro channels and Media Prima Berhad such as Projek 3R, OME, Hijabista and OMG on Diva Universal.
Her leadership capabilities have seen her spearheading prominent organisations such as Media Prima Radio Network, Celcom Berhad, Red Communications Sdn. Bhd and iM4U Radio Sdn. Bhd
Kartini is currently spearheading a few digital projects and is pursuing her Phd in Women Leadership in Media from a local university.