Celebrating International Women’s Day with inspiring Women Of the West #WOW

GALWAYnow are celebrating #Women of the #West ahead of #InternationalWomensDay 2020. We caught up with emp’WOW’ering women right here in the West of Ireland to share a few words about being a leading female in their respective industries . The theme of International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual, where an equal world is an enabled world. Celebrate women’s achievements this Sunday, March 8 and take action for equality.

Join us by sharing our hashtag #WOW on socials to celebrate a powerful female in your life. ?


Sharon Egan

President Network Galway 2020

“President Network Galway 2020 encouraging women to help each other
succeed in business. I work with Sherry FitzGerald and am proud to say that our company has promoted gender diversity for many years with 62% of the workforce being women, 30% of the Leadership roles and 47% of the Senior Management Teams are held by women.”


Lisa Regan

Lisa Regan Public Relations

“Being a Woman of The West is about being true to your core values. It allows me to highlight and showcase the stories, the places and the people that make up this truly unique place. To do that I must ask questions and ensure that women are supported and highlighted through the media, on social channels and in real life. An equal society where people are celebrated, listened to and respected is what is the world I want to live in.”


Sarah Dervan

Camogie player, All Star Award winner

Picture: Mike Shaughnessy
“Being a woman makes me proud especially in 2020 as women today are driving a culture change where men and women are seen as equals . It is extremely empowering to see the 20×20 campaign promoting women’s sport encouraging a positive message “if she can’t see it she can’t be it” which leaves me with one final thought…that we are powerful.”


Kirsten Curran

GALWAYnow Lifestyle Contributor

“Being a ‘Woman of the West’…It is embracing the unique creative energy that flows through the veins of this magical place. It is to be in awe of the myriad of amazing female powerhouses excelling in their field and doing it ‘their way’. It is being inspired by these Queens to have the courage to follow my own dream – writing. We ‘Women of the West’ are individually unique but intrinsically connected in a powerful female collective.”


Trish O’Sullivan

GALWAYnow Business and Marketing Development Manager, Fashion Blogger

“For me, being a woman of the West is an immense source of continual inspiration. I am proud to live in such a vibrant, creative and culturally diverse city. Through my work, I am lucky to be surrounded by truly inspiring, talented and powerful women who juggle many roles and demonstrate to me that there really is no limit to what we as women can achieve! We are women, daughters, sisters, mothers and wives. We are strong, smart, courageous and powerful. And together we are better.”

Dorothy Creaven

Managing Director & Site Lead, Rent The Runway

Dorothy Creavan Rent the Runway

“I believe that women from the West of Ireland are true creators, carving their own path in life. Sharing many common traits including immense strength, ambition, resilience, passion, and determination, they live life to the max and with such incredible humour. I work with many of these amazing women every day in Rent the Runway, and I’m always looking for more to join us on our mission to help women feel empowered every day.”

Patricia McCrossan

GALWAYnow Managing and Editorial Director

“Being a Woman of the West…I feel so much part of the tribe of amazing, loyal and talented women who live in the West. In the ever changing landscape of business, I have found myself supported by and in the supporting role and the bond that happens between women in business is so special. Galway is a very special place to live, work and bring up a family in.”