Bearsden businesswoman is Soroptimists chief

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Bearsden businesswoman Ann Garvie has been made President of the global women’s organisation Soroptimist International.

At a reception in the City Chambers, Glasgow Lord Provost Sadie Docherty congratulated Mrs Garvie on her role in the worldwide women’s voluntary organisation.

She said: “Wherever there are strong women, there is hope. It’s a privilege to have an institution like Soroptimist International in our city. I am a

great supporter of their values and life-changing work.”

Soroptimist International has over 80,000 members in 127 countries and there has been a club has been in Glasgow for over 90 years.

The group focuses on transforming the lives of women and girls, locally, nationally and globally, through education, empowerment and enabling initiatives. Soroptimists make a difference to the lives of more than half a million women and girls in the world every year.

Mrs Garvie has held a number of Soroptimist roles within her own club, Scotland and the Federation of Great Britain and Ireland before assuming her present international role.

She said “I am honoured and proud of the recognition regarding my role as President of Soroptimist International. There are so many women around the world still denied their human rights but working together we can make a difference.

“In my presidential role I am lucky enough to meet inspiring Soroptimists around the world who are working to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.