Evgenia Stepanova



Name: Evgenia Stepanova
Job Title: Director of development
Company: National Stationery Association (Russia)
What were your childhood ambitions? To be a musician or a professor at the Moscow State University.
What was your first full-time job? Manager at a tourist agency.
What was your first car? Big Russian car called "Volga".
What bad habits do you have? I sometimes get too curious.
How do you like to relax? Eating good food in the company of good friends or reading a book.
What is your favourite book, and why? There are so many books I like and I cannot choose one, because each of them can teach me something or make me think. Maybe Master and Margarita by Bulgakov.
What is your ideal night out? Dancing Hustle with my friends.
If you could invite two people for dinner, who would they be and why would you invite them? The Queen of Great Britain – it would be interesting to learn how she lives, what she feels and how she manages to be so noble and ladylike.
What is your favourite movie, and why? I like good optimistic Russian comedies. They help my mind relax, make me laugh and show that everything will be alright!
What sports teams do you support? Moscow hockey team – Dinamo Moscow.
What is your favourite food and drink? I like eating, and I like all good food from different cuisines. It might be surprising for a young woman, but most of all I like pork, potatoes and beer!
What is your favourite holiday destination? Any place I have not been to before.
If you could build your house anywhere, where would it be? Moscow – it is one of the best places in the world and definitely the only one I could live in.
What do you begrudge spending money on? Parking charges.
Have you ever broken the law? Well…traffic regulations are sometimes so hard to follow…
What makes you happy? Happiness usually comes out of nothing and disappears into nowhere.
What makes you angry? Irresponsibility, stupidity and injustice.
What pets do you have? I had a dog for almost 18 years. He died four months ago and I still haven’t recovered.
If you could be a superhero, what superpower would you choose to have and why? I would like the ability to move from one place to another in an instant. It would save me a lot of time, especially in such a megapolis as Moscow.
What was your biggest mistake in life? I try to think that all that is done is done for a good reason.
What is your best piece of advice? Don’t try to solve problems before they arise.
Which industry figure do you most admire? Dmitri Beloglazov, president of Erich Krause. I admire his achievements and ability to be so hard-working.
If you could be God for the day, what miracle would you perform? Stop all wars and find good families for all homeless dogs.
Can money buy happiness? No, but it can definitely help you to become a little more satisfied with your life.
What has been the best moment in your career? There have been many great moments, but I hope the best is yet to come.
What would you like to be doing in five years’ time? Still working for the National Stationery Association with many interesting and challenging projects to develop. And win the country championship in Hustle.
Describe yourself in three adjectives: Trustworthy, communicable,