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support /səˈpɔːt/

1. bear all or part of the weight of; hold up.

2. give assistance to.

Support, as a verb, becomes an action we take to assist each other throughout our professional journeys. Across a community such as Women in Print, a commitment from us all to offer support where we can, delivers a powerful network to assist us all in achieving our very best. Supporting each other with friendship, laughter, insights, advice and experience is key to the strength of our industry.


Women in Print was founded by Susan Heaney, who was the Queensland Patron, and Karen Goldsmith, originally under GAMAA and later Visual Connections. With the support of Visual Connections, and the sponsorship of Heidelberg Australia, Karen and Susan led the charge of Women in Print for more than a decade before stepping down and handing the reigns to Sarah Moore, Visual Connections in the late 2010’s. Under the Visual Connections’ management, the Women in Print Breakfast series achieved year on year record attendance, increased engagement and a growing movement that has formed a registered association, that has expanded into 7 capital cities, now including events in Hobart, and Canberra. 

In 2020, the secretariat was moved to The Real Media Collective, now rebranded to the Visual Media Association. A refreshed brand for Women in Print and a solidified brand for the iconic Breakfast Series, encapsulated the values of the organisation, providing Knowledge and Support for all women across our broad industry and inclusive Network.

With a new Board and Patrons from 2024, the focus shifts to strategies to provide practical career support for all women, and diverse communities in print, expanding to include technical certification scholarships and early career mentoring and networking opportunities for all from apprentices to senior managers.  


Stephanie Gaddin

Managing Director, Rocking Rose
Editor, Digital Image Magazine

Sam Dobie
Deputy Chair
TAS Patron

Creative Director,
Inclusive Creatives.

Hina Chadha
Bendigo Adelaide Bank
Irene Daws
Hon. secretary
Solutions Specalist,
Kimberley Skinner
WA Patron
General Manager,
Total Digital Solutions
Diana Nikolic
SA Patron
Business Development Executive,
Ball & Doggett
Rita Karagiannis
VIC Patron
Account Director,
IVE Group
Debbie Burgess
NSW Patron
Managing Director,
Bright Print Group
Morag Pugh
QLD Patron
Manager – People & Culture,
QLM Label Makers


Wendy Coss
Interim Chair -
Special Projects

GM Commercial Digital Printing,
Southern Impact

women in print allies

board, committee, association and media partners

Stephanie Gaddin

Managing Director,
Rocking Rose

Stephanie has been in the print industry for over 12 years, in a variety of communications and technical roles. Stephanie brings a wealth of skills and knowledge about the intersection of print and technology. A long time member and supporter of Women in Print Stephanie is currently the Managing Director of Rocking Rose a bespoke digital and technology agency, and has recently joined Image Magazines Group as the Editor of Digital Image Magazine representing the wide format and digital signage sector. Stephanie is also the Australian representative for International Print Day, a global movement to celebrate, highlight and promote all forms of print and visual communication annually.

Sam Dobie

Creative Director, Inclusive Creatives

Sam is a seasoned multi-disciplinary creative with 18 years in Tasmania’s creative scene and is passionate about making sure strong, creative women have a voice in the industry. She advocates proactive, genuine investment in gender diversity, rejecting shallow quotas for a rich talent pool across age, race, and ability. Sam navigates the delicate balance between fostering inclusivity and avoiding exclusivity, envisioning organisations like Women in Print (WiP) as safe havens for like-minded women.

Sam emphasises WiP’s role as a leader in offering informed support and opportunities, not just for women, but by women for the broader industry. And is excited by the opportunity for WiP to act as a bridge between diverse talents. Her vision involves creating an environment where women’s unique perspectives thrive, contributing to a more inclusive and dynamic creative landscape.

Hina Chadha


With over 10 years of experience in Banking and Finance, Hina is currently working at Bendigo Adelaide Bank. Previously, Hina was owned a migration assistance consultancy.

Hina is focussed and dedicated in simplification and working towards better outcomes for the business. Hina is proactive and detail-oriented with a reputation for getting things done.

Hina is the mother of two beautiful young girls – Khushi, 20 and Sahiba, 16 and they definitely keep her on her toes with their active lives. She believes in women’s empowerment and is parenting her girls to be fierce, independent and strong. Hina’s passions are to always give back to the community, spirituality, brilliance and diversity.

Hina is a co-founder of “TheChangeMaker” philanthropic Fundraising through professional events to support local charities.

Irene Daws

Solution Specialist - Winc

More than 25 years of experience in the print industry has seen Irene establish a reputation for a depth of knowledge, a creative mind, and a commitment to growing relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Currently in the role of Account Manager in the Melbourne office of international office solutions provider, Winc, Irene’s experience has taken her on a 25-year journey through publishing, marketing and print, with companies such a IVE, Image Nation Print, FPC Magazines Network Services Division of ACP and Coles. With a strong belief in building client relationships for the long-term benefit of all, Irene is well known for her cheerful demeanour, her passion for problem solving and her determination to ‘bite off more than you can chew, then chew like crazy.’ She plans to bring these attributes to the Board table in her role of Secretary of Women In Print.


Kimberley Skinner

General Manager - Total Digital Solutions

Kimberley, has extensive experience in the printing industry. Since her family’s humble beginnings in 1989, starting with a small ammonia plan printer, the business has thrived, now employing 12 individuals. Kimberley officially joined in 2006, actively participating from her teenage years. She’s been involved in Rotary in the past, and her commitment extends to her local community, aligning with her enthusiasm for helping others. 

She has actively Women In Print since 2007 when events expanded into Western Australia and has attended the breakfast series every year.  Kimberley believes women should support each other in whatever endeavors they choose to undertake. 

A fervent rugby fan, she avidly supports the Western Force and the Wallabies, always visible at games, cheering passionately. In her role at Total Digital Solutions and beyond, Kimberley’s diverse interests showcase a well-rounded individual dedicated to both professional success and community impact.

Diana Nikolic

Business Development Executive - Ball & Doggett
In her role at Ball & Doggett, Diana collaborates with agencies, graphic designers, freelancers, and smaller print studios, providing solutions for diverse print projects. Diana’s commitment to industry extends beyond her role, as she also presents at universities and TAFEs, sharing her knowledge about the world of paper and inspiring students to embark on exciting careers.
Diana is a staunch advocate for proactive investments in women within the industry. She believes in providing access to educational and mentoring programs that empower women to negotiate effectively.

Rita Karagiannis

Account Director,
IVE Group Data-Driven Communications

Rita is an Account Director at IVE Group in the Data-Driven Communications business. With twenty years’ experience in mail and data communications Rita has built an expansive career across operations and productions into strategic sales and client service roles. With a Bachelor of Business in Information Systems, Rita offers her team and clients operational and technical expertise into her account management and customer solutions approach. IVE Group is well recognised for building strong female leadership programs and Rita has embraced this enthusiastically with recent graduation of a Leader Factor 4 – Stages of Psychological Leadership program. Rita is a passionate, intelligent and deliverable-centric individual who currently holds the Women in Print – Victorian Patron role.

Debbie Burgess

Managing Director
Bright Print Group

Debbie Burgess is the joint Managing Director of Bright Print Group, a 3rd generation family business which employs over 110 staff at two sites in Wetherill Park and Newcastle. 2020 is her 31st year with the organization.  Together with her brother, John Bright, they have grown and transformed the Bright Print Group into one of Australia’s most highly awarded and certified print and related services companies.

Debbie studied for an Associate Diploma in Accounting (honours) in her early years, after starting Law, and became a Member of the Institute of Professional Accountants. Debbie later went on to achieve a Master’s Degree in Business from MGSM and is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors.

Debbie has sat on numerous industry and community boards over the last 20 years including steering committees for workers compensation and Workcover reforms. In 2016, Debbie was awarded the Western Sydney University’s Women of the West Award for her contribution to business in Western Sydney along with her philanthropic work.

Morag Pugh

Sales Executive
QLM Label Makers

Morag has been involved in the printing industry for over 30 years, working across a broad range of roles at QLM Label Makers including administration, sales and managing subsidiary company: Label Print Systems. More recently Morag has transitioned to the role of Manager – People and Culture where she is actively developing and growing QLM’s stakeholders through the reinforcement of the company’s CARES values. Morag is a shareholder and Director of QLM and is looking forward to incorporating her passion and enthusiasm for the development of women across a more diverse and innovative range of roles and demographics for the print industry with her role as QLD Patron for Women in Print. 

Wendy Coss

General Manager Commercial Digital Printing

Wendy Coss is the General Manager of Southern Impact’s Commercial Digital Print division with over 30 years of experience in the print industry.

Her roles have spanned pre-press, estimating, providing her with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Wendy’s current focus is on leading and nurturing her team, fostering growth and heard, and trusted, believing this leads to a strong and caring team that benefits the

Outside of work, Wendy is a dedicated mother, wife, cake designer, martial arts enthusiast, and event organiser. She shares her home with Hank, a French
bulldog who adds joy to her busy life.

Wendy’s guiding principle is “Always treat others as you yourself want to be treated.”