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OWA Tuesday Talks

20-Minute Chats to Invigorate Your Day

Are you in need of some inspiration? Do you want to hear from some of the most interesting women in business?

OWA invites you to Tuesday Talks, presented by our Mentoring Committee. 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.

Grab your lunch, join in, and prepare to be inspired and motivated!

Vision Monday mentioned the Tuesday Talks in their Latest News.

When? 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 pm ET
Where? Your office, home, coffee shop . . . wherever you are, we'll come to you
What? Speakers from inside and outside the optical industry will deliver hot topics for today's fast-paced world: 20 minutes of talk, 10 minutes of Q&A
Why? Becoming a strong leader is a journey that requires ongoing education and development

Important Update: Our next Tuesday Talk with Sue Downes: A Brand Called YOU is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:00 pm ET.

If you have already pre-registered for the originally scheduled event, there is no need to re-register! The program link included in the original confirmation and calendar invitation you already received for today's planned program will take you directly to the newly rescheduled program on April 25.

Sue Downes

Sue Downes, CEO of MyEyeDr., is driven today by the same goal that inspired her to co-found the company 15 years ago. From one office in 2001, she has led the growth of MyEyeDr. brand to almost 300 locations across the Mid-Atlantic and southeast, with more practices joining every month.

Sue has built a brand that is as unique as she is and has created a brand identity for MyEyeDr.

Her real skill is in her ability to share that vision with her team and instill that same commitment to the profession that she has demonstrated over the past 30 years.

Sue had an extensive career in the industry before starting MyEyeDr. She was the Director of Managed Vision Care with Hour Eyes and Eye Care Centers of America. In April of 2015, Sue was named CEO of MyEyeDr.

In addition to her work managing MyEyeDr. offices, Sue served on the advisory board for the Colombia Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired, and is a past board member of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. She is the recipient of several prestigious honors including, Montgomery County Chamber's "Spirit of Free Enterprise" award, one of Vision Monday's "Most Influential Woman in Optical" in 2011, the 2012 smart CEO award for Entrepreneurial spirit, the 2015 ACG Corporate Growth Award, and was named the Optical Women's Association 2016 winner of the Pleiades Award.

Prior Tuesday Talks

Couldn't make the live webinars? Recordings are available to view at your leisure. Check out the amazing 3-Part Series: Maintaining Life/Work in Balance and Harnessing Confidence to Jump at Leadership Opportunities.

Michelle Banks

Michelle Banks
Former Global General Counsel, Gap, Inc.
Spread Too Thin / Work Life Balance
Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

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Jill Franze

Jill Franze
Senior Director, Global Customs and Trade & Inclusion and Collaboration Lead, Cisco Finance
Harnessing Confidence to Go After Opportunities
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 1:00 pm ET

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Mary Anne Murphy

Mary Anne Murphy, OD
Business Woman, VSP Global Board of Directors
Jump at Leadership Opportunities
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 1:00 pm ET

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Maureen Cavanagh

Maureen Cavanagh
President of Optical Women's Association; President, Vision Impact Institute
Gaining Confidence to Go After Leadership Opportunities
Tuesday, February 21, 1:00 pm ET

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Susan Parker

Susan Parker
Director, Purchasing and Logistics, Kenmark Eyewear
Communicating Across Generations and Cultures
Tuesday, March 14, 1:00 pm ET

Susan puts her 30+ years of experience into practice each day at Kenmark Eyewear, a fashion based eyewear provider. Her knowledge is extensive across all levels of social compliance, trade, import, and the entire supply chain, but the passion she brings is what's most commended. As an industry authority, she works each day to maintain social compliance initiatives across all spectrums of the business.

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