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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
Maureen Cavanagh

Mark your calendars for an amazing Tuesday Talk with the OWA's own President Maureen Cavanagh: Gaining Confidence to Go After Leadership Opportunities.

Maureen Cavanagh is currently the President of Optical Women's Association.

Cavanagh joined Essilor in October of 2005, as the Director of DEFINITY™ lenses, following the acquisition of The Spectacle Lens Group. Soon after she was named Vice President of Integrated Retail, and in 2009, Cavanagh was promoted to President of Nassau Vision Group and OOGP, overseeing several stock lens and contact lens distribution centers, Nova laboratory and the Shore lens division. She was recently President of the Vision Impact Institute, Essilor and is currently a Senior Executive at Essilor.

In May 2012, Cavanagh was elected as the US representative for Essilor employee shareholders on the Valoptec Board of Directors. She was also nominated to represent Valoptec on the Essilor International Board of Directors in France. She is currently on her second term on both Valoptec and Essilor boards. She is also an Executive Sponsor of the Essilor Women's Network.

A 25 year veteran in the optical industry, Cavanagh is a certified optician and graduated from Bridgewater State University.

Cavanagh has been a long standing member of the Optical Women's Association. In March 2015, she was honored with receiving the prestigious Pleiades award from the Optical Women's Association at Vision Expo East. In October 2015, Cavanagh joined the OWA board of Directors and assumed the President role in July of 2016.

Watch your Inbox for more information on upcoming Tuesday Talks!

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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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