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Garvie, Ann

International President 2013-2015, Soroptimist International

After many years with Greater Glasgow Health Board, Ann Garvie became Director and General Manager of a private health care provider. Currently, in partnership with her brother, Ann is Director of a building and property company, specialising in the design and construction of eco-friendly homes in the west of Scotland. Additionally working as a voluntary business mentor with Scottish Enterprise, Ann is committed to the development of young entrepreneurs and passionate about the delivery of high ethical standards in business, and fairness within society.

Ann was inspired at the age of 23 by fellow Scot, Past International President, Catherine Salt and joined Soroptimist International. Ann's thinking was that unless like-minded women championed the plight of women and girls - no one else would be inspired. Ann remains passionate about advocating for gender equality. The goal, through education for all women, girls, men and boys, is to eradicate violence against women and girls, and all atrocities which blight society.