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  • December NewsletterOWA December Newsletter —
    Working Moms,
    Mentoring Committee Spotlight,
    Member Features,
    Looking Ahead,
    and New Member Welcome
  • Lorie L.¬†Lippiatt, ODFeatured Member:
    Meet OWA's most recent featured member:

    Lorie L. Lippiatt, OD

  • Tuesday TalksTuesday Talks

    The Mentoring Committee introduces Tuesday Talks
    Open to all OWA members, this fresh and provocative webinar series will feature savvy female leaders to dish on trending topics that matter to you.
  • One Minute MentorOne-Minute Mentor:
    7 Secrets of Incredibly Brave Women

    Happy New Year to Everyone! As we end one year and begin another, I always look for inspiration to make the next year better than the last. I received this article from a website call PureWow and it resonated with me.
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    with the OWA

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    Be sure to like us on Facebook
    to stay in the loop!
  • 20140421-PhotosCalling All Photographers!

    We need your photos of OWA
    events! Also candid photos of you
    at work or play. Send to office@opticalwomen.com.
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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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Gold Sponsors
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