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The OWA Connection Series Presents: "Girl Bosses: Optical Industry Entrepreneurs"

Thursday, September 15, 2016

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location: Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center, Level 1, Galileo Room 905

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 13, 2016

OWA Connection Series

Based on the OWA book selection, #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso, creator/CEO of Nasty Gal, a panel of female entrepreneurs from the optical industry will explore and provide insight into how they decided to run their own business, the challenges they've faced; how they've turned those challenges into opportunities; and how they became Girl Bosses of their own.

Some of the quotes from the book that have inspired the questions for the panelist include:

  • "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
  • "When your goal is to gain experience, perspective and knowledge, failure is no longer a possibility. Failure is YOUR invention."
  • "Things may come to those that wait, but only the things left by those that hustle."
#GirlBoss

If you've ever thought of being your own "Girl Boss" this event is a must. Even if you are not your own girl boss, you'll walk away with valuable insights that will inspire, inform and educate anyone in business, whether for themselves or others.

Panelists include the following:

Corianna Dotson and Brianna Dotson
Corianna Dotson and Brianna Dotson
(Coco and Breezy)
Corinne McCormack
Corinne McCormack
(Corinne McCormack, Inc.)
Dr. Ann Rea Miller, OD
Dr. Ann Rea Miller, OD
(Visual Eyes)
Kristin Ellsworth
Kristin Ellsworth
(Peeps Eyewear)
Jessica Butler
Jessica Butler
(Eye Power Kids Wear)

Everyone is welcome! $30 registration for OWA members, $35 for non-members. Lunch served. Advanced registration is required.

Register Now for Vision Expo West!

The OWA greatly appreciates its partnership with International Vision Expo for generously providing event spaces and numerous other considerations for our events.




OWA Networking and Raffle Logo

Vision Expo West - Networking Reception and Raffle

Friday, September 16, 2016

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center, Level 1, Marco Polo Room 701

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 16, 2016

The Annual Networking and Raffle Event will take place on the Red Carpet. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while networking with friends and entering raffle tickets for designer items, sports gear, gift certificates, and much more. All proceeds will benefit the Professional Development Programs.

Free Admission. Advanced registration is required. Everyone welcome, including non-members.

Networking and Raffle Event

Register Now for Vision Expo West!

The OWA greatly appreciates its partnership with International Vision Expo for generously providing event spaces and numerous other considerations for our events.


Platinum Sponsors
Essilor Laboratories Luxottica Marchon Safilo Group VSP Global

Gold Sponsors
BluTech Jobson Optical Group Marco Ophthalmic Equipment PentaVision
VisionWeb Vision Expo West WestGroupe

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

Friends of OWA
Charmant Hilco Jeanie Premium Products Ocuco PFO Global Santinelli Walman