Liudmila Catan, you probably know her as DJ Liutik, her stage name. She performs as a DJ in many venues in Dubai. She gets her inspiration from local and international talents and she is working on becoming a music producer, a job where few women are represented. DJ Liutik works hard and she is slowly making her way into a world dominated by men.
WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ABOUT WOMEN IN "MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY"?
In my field being a woman and musician is not easy, I can tell you that many people assume that being a woman in general in the music industry is super easy which is not true!
I had to work hard to reach where I am now and work harder to prove that I am not just a pretty face, I had countless hours of practice to succeed my technical skills and I’m so proud of it because I have played my music like a professional DJ In many good places and festivals including collaboration with local talents and I had an awesome experience which I’m super happy about.
I’m lucky to be surrounded by good people that believed in me and supported me in my hard and happy times. I’m blessed and I wish other ladies can find themselves and be happy. No one is in charge of your life but yourself! Embrace and Love You
TELL US ABOUT AN ACCOLADE OF YOU’VE ACHIEVED THAT YOU MOST PROUD OF?
I can say proudly that the best thing I ever did was FOLLOWING MY DREAM, it was scary and I didn't know if it will work for me but, I did it and it was the best decision I ever made in my life.
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE LOCAL TALENT IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?
Local music has always been something special in my opinion and hard at the same time because you have more challenges to face and more judgment from people. I wish more support and love from people and other platforms to show local talents. I am a big fan of showing support to local talents out here.
MAKE US DISCOVER A WOMEN THAT YOU ADMIRE.
H.E Noura Al Kaabi is a real role model, every girl should know her and what she stands for.
WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL MOTTO?
My motto is "Don't wait for anyone's help, Girl you can do it, The World is Yours!"
DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL ROLE MODELS YOU LOOK UP TO FOR INSPIRATION?
I follow many influential women in the world, I just watch and learn some good things from each of them and how they're standing up for all women in the world.
One of my favorite role models is Oprah of course, she came a long way to be where she is!!! I love her motivational speeches, it gives me power and boosts to keep going and never give up.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU DO EVERY MORNING TO START YOUR DAY PROPERLY?
Every morning I make sure I wake up early. Why do I do that? Because I love mornings and I feel fresh and I feel like I don't sleep away my time :). And of course, my cup of good coffee will make my day super energetic!
COULD YOU TELL US WHAT IS AN « INFLUENTE WOMAN » FOR YOU?
An "influential woman" for me is a woman that has a personality and by that I mean not just a pretty face or well-looking one, or a social media model (lol). I mean, a woman that can handle her business not relying on anyone's help. A woman that will do a positive difference in the world and will be a role model for other ladies.