Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Meet Tina Savas - 2012 Woman of Distinction

Tina Savas created the Birmingham Business Journal, which changed the business landscape in Birmingham. The BBJ opened up the community with in-depth ­business news never seen before. She also started the awards program, “Top 40 Under 40,” to bring people together for recognition, which has since spread across the country in many other business publications.

Savas is currently an author, speaker and entrepreneur. She co-authored the book, Women of True Grit, and makes presentations around the country sharing her ideas on how women can be successful in business.

In 1997, Savas was awarded the Women’s Business Ownership Council Award Recognition, and in 1999 she was awarded Top Birmingham Woman.

The most valuable lesson she has learned through service to the community is, “We are meant to help each other; otherwise, we would each have our own planet. Seems to me that it’s up to us to take care of our community and everyone in it if we ever want to find peace and happiness.” 

Savas will be honored at the 2012 East-Central Women of Distinction on March 9. For more information, visit girlscoutsnca.org/wodeastcentral