Congratulations to our joint CEO, Debbie Burgess, who has won the 2016 Women of the West Award.
This award is an initiative of the Western Sydney University which has honoured the achievements of amazing women since 2005 by acknowledging their significant contributions to the development of the region and its community.
Winners were announced on Friday 18 March at an event to celebrate International Women's Day and the achievements of women in Western Sydney. This year the University worked in collaboration with Coleman Greig's Women in Business Forum, with over 350 guests there to celebrate the achievements of women. The University thanks Coleman Greig for their support of the awards, and for working together to deliver an outstanding event.
Deborah was nominated by Dr Kathryn Browning Carmo. Deborah is an entrepreneur who runs a local family printing business in Wetherill Park. She is a committed environmentalist and philanthropist driven daily by sheer determination, integrity and compassion.
Under Deborah's leadership, the Bright Print Group has received many awards and accreditation for its environmental initiatives. She donates both her time and business skills to many causes and generously gets involved in fundraising, for institutions such as the Children's Hospital at Westmead, Jeans for Genes, the Children's Cancer Institute of Australia, the Police and Community Youth Club and Father Chris Riley's Youth Off the Street program.
Her compassion and guidance towards helping others is reflected in her generosity to all. Deborah has welcomed struggling business women into her home as well as women facing adversity from divorce, poverty, domestic violence, family breakdown and serious illness.
Colleagues describe Deborah as an inspirational woman and an amazing role-model for women of all ages.