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  • One Minute MentorOne-Minute Mentor: The Journey to Becoming a Mentor

    Will you accept the challenges and rewards of mentoring and experience the benefits that will last a lifetime?
  • OWA Champagne BreakfastAll New OWA Champagne Breakfast

    Celebrating Women in Leadership: 2015 Pleiades and Pyxis Award honorees Maureen Cavanagh and Amy Spiezio, with special keynote speaker Holly Rush, president, Luxottica Wholesale North America.
  • OWA Annual Star Award CeremonyOWA Annual Star Award Ceremony & Networking Event

    Please join us March 20 for our award presentation to 2015 Pleiades Award honoree Maureen Cavanagh (Essilor) and Pyxis Award honoree Amy Spiezio (Eyecare Business)!
  • January NewsletterFrom the latest
    OWA newsletter . . .


    Did you know that one of our members is a motocross racer? Totally cool! Plus: Get to know Heather Smith, OWA's new Vice President; other new 2015 officers; fun events at Vision Expo East; the new Ambassador subcommittee; and Top 10 quotes from One Minute Mentor.
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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.
Platinum Sponsors
Luxottica Marchon Safilo Group VSP Global

Gold Sponsors
BluTech Essilor Laboratories Jobson Optical Group Marco Ophthalmic Equipment VisionWeb Vision Expo Zeiss

Silver Sponsors
Clear Vision Hoya L'Amy Group REM Eyewear
Shamir Silhouette Tura Eyewear Vision Council of America Vision West

Friends of OWA
Charmant Hilco Jeanie Premium Products Santinelli Walman Zyloware