EMBA Alumna, Class 2012
Founder and Director of the Association “MARTA Centre”
|What are your success habits?
I am a visionary, and I challenge discriminatory habits and systems, I do things to break through them, change them, and call people to join in this path. People say that I never lose my optimism and hope for success. If there are obstacles on the way, they are there to get over them.
|What is the best advice you have ever received?
Continue to be courageous!
|What are you most proud of?
During whatever times, MARTA Centre is open for women that suffer from violence and trafficking for sexual exploitation and that I have a great team – board, staff and volunteers supporting victims, doing advocacy work and managing prevention programs for youth.
|What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I don’t iron my clothes. I usually use the steam of a hot shower for them to iron themselves or hang them on the balcony on rainy days.
|What have you always wanted to try, but have never found the time to actually do it?
|What is your current challenge or goal?
My goal is to ensure that the MARTA Centre is sustainable without my direct involvement in operations so that I could focus more on development projects in Central Asia, Belarus, Ukraine etc.
|What are your hobbies or activities to relax?
Walking in the woods, swimming in the sea, lakes or rivers. Making music with friends and family.
|How do you push through your worst times?
I take a deep breath, drink a cup of tea and solve the problems.
|What books are you reading currently, and which would you suggest to us?
One book that I really enjoyed reading was Birds Without Wings. It is a novel by Louis de Bernières. The special charm was being at that time in the area of Izmir where all the events took place a century ago.
|What mobile apps do you use in your everyday life and would suggest to us?