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What is the Optical Women's Association's Pyxis Award?

PYXIS is a constellation in the southern sky known as "The Compass". The PYXIS Award is presented to a member of the OWA who actively participates in the organization and promotes the OWA throughout the optical industry, contributing to OWA's continuing growth.

The recipient of the PYXIS Award is exceptional in her commitment to support and develop the OWA. She helps set direction of the organization by her actions and inspires by her leadership.

Past Honorees

Deb Bulken

2018 Pyxis Award Recipient, Deb Bulken

An optical industry professional for over 30 years, Deb Bulken is currently Regional Sales Director at Luxottica Group, where she is a strong, dynamic leader of the Eastern Region. She is well known for her abilities to mentor, inspire, build and nurture sales teams, and develop meaningful, long-lasting business relationships.

Deb has been a member of the OWA since 2011, and holds the director position of Co-Chair, Membership Committee and Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Committee . Under her leadership, the OWA has seen its membership grow exponentially in the last two years.

Recognizing her passion, creativity, and outstanding professionalism, Vision Monday 2015 named Deb one of "Optical's Most Influential Women" in the mentoring category.