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Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas

OWA Connection Series

Educational Opportunities on Topics Important To You

The OWA's Professional Optical Women's Workshops (POWW) is now the Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas. These events provide unique educational opportunities, both regionally and in conjunction with major trade shows, for members and guests to explore topics of interest to women working in the optical industry that will enrich their personal and professional lives.

The OWA's Program Committee launched the first POWW event in California in 2005. This popular event has become an OWA "signature series" with the goal being to provide forums for OWA members to gather and network in various areas of the country while having access to information that will help move them along their career path. The first Connection Series event — Seeing (Blind) Spots? Men and Women Working Together — was held in September 2014.

Learn more about our most recent events here:

Topics for past events include:

  • When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Back to Basics!
  • The Lost Art of Writing
  • Peak Performance — Communicating at Your Highest Level
  • Strategies for Dealing with Difficult People
  • Leadership Skills for Professional Women
  • How to Meet 1500 People at Lunch

For more information on these informative and energizing workshops or to request program topics, please contact our Program Committee Co-Chairs, Tiara Claxton at and Jennifer Jackson at .

Platinum Sponsors
Essilor Laboratories Luxottica Marchon Safilo Group VSP Global

Gold Sponsors
Europa Jobson Optical Group Marco Ophthalmic Equipment Mondottica MyEyeDr
National Vision Oliver Peoples PentaVision Vision Source
VisionWeb Vision Expo WestGroupe Zeiss

Silver Sponsors
Clear Vision CooperVision Costa Inspecs USA Inspecs USA
L'Amy Group New York Eye Shamir Silhouette Tura Eyewear
Vision Council of America Vision West Walman Zyloware

Friends of OWA
Charmant GPN Hilco Hoya Seiko Jeanie Premium Products Ocuco Santinelli Vivid