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About Tina Savas

Tina Savas is among the first wave of women entrepreneurs in Birmingham, Alabama. She has a lengthy history of successfully encouraging entrepreneurship, educating people about women’s issues, and breaking the mold for what is considered acceptable for women entrepreneurs. 

According to Ms. Savas, “I now work with progressive organizations and individuals that understand the importance of women's leadership, and want to see the glass ceiling shattered. The opportunity to deliver speeches to large audiences enables me to efficiently share my message!"

Publications & Accomplishments

Savas is the co-author of Women of True Grit, profiling highly successful women in different fields, with their secrets to success. She is a frequent guest on television and radio shows, and has been featured in numerous newspaper, magazine and online articles. She travels the United States as an author and speaker. "My passion is advancing women in their careers. Empowering women to take on leadership roles is a smart move for all of us, especially in today's business environment," Savas says.

Earlier in her career, she founded the Birmingham Business Journal newspaper, Alabama Health NewsAlabama Construction News, and Birmingham Weekly. Additionally, she led two newspaper legacies:  the “Top 40 Under 40” series, naming up and coming stars under forty years old (now copied nationwide) and “The Birmingham 100,” listing the top private companies and their revenues. Savas has been the recipient of numerous awards during her career, including the Small Business Administration (SBA), Girl Scouts of America, U.S. Junior Chamber and the International Association of Business Communicators.

"Our Chapter of Women in Defense (WID), an affiliate of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) would like to thank you for sharing your personal experience with leadership and your road to success at our 10th Annual Leadership Training. Your speech was interesting, informative and an inspiration to all. We certainly enjoyed having you."

- Symposium Chair