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To enhance and promote the leadership role of women in the optical industry through networking, education, and peer support.

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OWA at Vision Expo West Photos

OWA at Vision Expo West Photos

Check out photos from this year's Connection Series event — Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World and the Networking Reception and Raffle.

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Pleiades Nominations Open

Pleiades Award

Nominate individuals you know who are deserving of the OWA's distinctive Pleiades Award. The award is named after the star cluster "The Pleiades" and refers to the seven brightest stars in the Taurus constellation. Just as these stars create the brightest clusters in the sky, the members of the OWA have created an organization that shines brighter when individual efforts are combined into collective energy.

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Announcing: OWA Job Board

OWA Job Board

Professional Development Fund Sponsors and OWA members can submit jobs to the OWA Job Board for free. Non-members and non-sponsor companies will also have the opportunity to utilize the job board features by working with the OWA office and submitting a fee. All OWA members can access the job listings as a member benefit.

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OWA Connects

OWA Connects

Join our new, member-only Facebook Group, OWA Connects, designed as a forum to create dialogue between our members across the country! OWA Connects can be used in many different capacities: Tuesday Talks post-discussions, One Minute Mentor ideas, sharing helpful articles, and asking general questions as they arise. Let's get the conversation rolling!!

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Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks is a fresh and provocative webinar series for OWA members from the Mentoring Committee featuring savvy female leaders dishing on trending topics that matter to you. Mark your calendars for our next Tuesday Talk with Mary Lanning, ABOC: Doing More: To Improve Through Self Growth, Support, and Leadership on Tuesday, October 2.

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One-Minute Mentor

One Minute Mentor

If you want something done, ask a busy person. — Monday, October 1, 2018

Is it true that people with lots on their plates find It easier to cope with taking on more? I've heard it said that someone who is accustomed to juggling seven balls won't be baffled by being thrown an eighth ball.

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