The world has evolved but women are still facing challenges such as lack of representation in positions of power and patriarchy. Challenging this status quo is LottoStar’s superwoman and CEO, Tasoulla Hadjigeorgiou, affectionately known as Tas, who is taking charge in a male-dominated industry and making bold moves.
Here is how the interview went:
Let’s speak about the fact that you are very much in a male-dominated industry, but you at LottoStar most of your department heads are women, was this intentional?
Yes, it was intentional. I believe that women have something to prove and hard workers. At the end of the day, women get things done. My husband and I own the business together, because of this he pushes me beyond my boundaries. One of his talents is that he understands my talents and gives me creative freedom.
You just mentioned your husband. You say he often pushes you outside of your comfort zone and you also believe in trying everything once?
Marrying my husband has been one of the best things to happen in my life. I’m continuously inspired to try new ideas and campaigns. In business one should be open to trying different things and, it’s always the weirdest things that end up working. LottoStar’s Big September with Kfm 94.5 is one of our biggest success stories. Everyone experiences failures, including myself. At the end of the day, if you do not try, you’ll never know.
Is there a mistake you have done and said to yourself this is the worst mistake I could have done, but you turned it around?
There was a time we launched a campaign that was my idea. Let’s just say it went very, very wrong. I had to call my team in to help me out of a hole. We all came together to turn things around for the best. As leaders we need to remember that we are not on our own, we’ve got a support system in the people they work with.
What advice do you have for women who are going through difficult times?
It’s important to compartmentalize. If one fails to do that everything will overflow. As women, it’s easy to go home and automatically think of work. Which leaves no time for your children, family, husband, or most importantly yourself. At work, I think you have to keep on going because of the passion and the drive.
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