Name: Elife Savas
Date of birth: 27th of August 1980
Degree: State Authorized Accountant, M.Sc. in Business Administration, Aarhus University
What do you find most interesting about your career and your leadership position?
Most interesting is the variety in my tasks – both regarding client assignments and teams. In my leadership position the very interesting thing is to have the opportunity to develop my company and my coworkers.
What has been crucial to get you to where you are today?
Persistency and believing in yourself. No career path is just a ride. You will meet difficulties but if you show persistence and believe in yourself you can reach unlimited.
Tell us about a female role model and the impact they had on you – either personally or professionally? Personally: My mom is my role model. She does not have an education but is a very intelligent woman. It taught me that education can lead you far in life, but personality, character and values even more and is the core of you. Professionally: I did not have one role model – being a man or a woman. Many personalities have made an impression on me, and I have taken the best of each to create my own self.
What advice would you give to young female students today?
Always trust your gut feeling and believe in yourself. Have dreams – big dreams and work hard to achieve them.
Looking into the future, what role do you think STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education will have?
Looking into the future is always difficult:-), but I think we will need the skills this education gives to think critically and find solutions. It is very necessary with all the computer-based solutions we have today and will have more in the future.