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  • September 2016 NewsletterSeptember 2016 Newsletter

    OWA Events at Vision West,
    Livestreaming,
    Welcome New Board Members,
    Christie Walker Tribute,
    85 New Members,
    and More!
  • One Minute MentorOne-Minute Mentor:
    Jump In With Both Feet


    When I took the job as editor of several optical magazines for Frames Data, I knew practically nothing about the eyewear industry, glasses, lenses, and all that goes into making and selling eyewear.
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    We need your photos of OWA
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Our Mission

To enhance and promote the leadership role of women in the
optical industry through networking, education, and peer support.

The Optical Women's Association, a nonprofit organization, was
founded in September 1997 with the mission of supporting and
promoting the professional development of women in the optical
industry. As the vision of the OWA evolves and expands, we maintain
the focus of the OWA's founding principles and core mission.
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