Our Mission — To enhance and promote the leadership role of women in the optical industry through networking, education, and peer support.
The Optical Women's Association, a nonprofit organization, was founded in September 1997 with the mission of supporting and promoting the professional development of women in the optical industry. As the vision of the OWA evolves and expands, we maintain the focus of the OWA's founding principles and core mission.
I love that the OWA is a networking group for woman that reaches to all areas of business in the Optical Industry. With contagious enthusiasm, this group is all about helping others — connect , inspire and lead thru so many different programs. It is an exciting time to see the growth and continued development of an amazing group of women.
— Deborah Myres
Vision Expo West, OWA's 20th Anniversary, Emotional Intelligence, Connection Series, Lorinda Fraboni's Induction into the Lab Hall of Fame, Regional Networking Events, and New Member Welcome
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 on Tuesday, September 19.
Focus on Defining Yourself — Wednesday, September 13, 2017
"Once upon a time . . ." As a child those words opened the world of imagination through fairy tales and other children's stories. I've always dreamt of creating and visualizing things that people appreciate and need.