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It really is a privilege for me to be president of BPW Galway. This is a role I take great pride in and I endeavour to bring my best for BPW Galway. I feel honoured to once again represent such a dedicated and respected group of women, where our members are the most valuable asset.

Each member is appreciated and is needed as we put our hands together and dedicate ourselves to accomplishing as much as we can for the betterment of our club and community.

I believe that we as women need to use our experience and knowledge to promote the worth of women. We need to use our strengths to move forward. As we climb the ladder we need to reach down and give the woman next to us a hand up. We need to embrace our moto which is to “share, educate and have a voice”. We can achieve all of this and more if we work together as a team.

Together we can make a difference.

Business and Professional Women Galway is a unique organisation whose vision is to achieve a just and equal status for women in all levels and areas of society. We wish to develop the professional and leadership potential of women in our local community. BPW Galway provides a safe environment where women can come together to share our knowledge, support and advocate for each other, and discover our true leadership potential.

We champion women’s issues and causes making a positive difference.

Whether you are seeking friendship, professional development, a position on a Board, a mentor, networking, or an advocate for equality – you can find it here.

One of my goals for 2018 is to bring more of a business focus to the club. While the club continues to go from strength to strength I shall be looking to develop a new member programme to encourage some of our lapsed members to re-join us and encourage new members to join us. During the year we shall be continuing the preparation for European Conference 2019 to be held here in Galway.

If anyone has any suggestions regarding any events and anything that they feel will move the club forward I would be more than delighted to receive them.

Dates for your diary for 2018 are listed on the Programme of Events which is available here on the website, and for information about joining BPW Galway please email

I am really looking forward to my time as president for 2018 and I hope that I can continue to represent the club as competently and skilfully as it has been represented by those who have gone before me.

Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.

Valerie Murphy
President BPW Galway