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Optical Women's Association
Celebrating over 1,000 members who are committed to supporting and promoting the professional development of women involved in all facets of the optical industry.


February 2020 Podcast — Sheena Taff

Preparing a Clear Path to a New York State of Mind — Mapping out your trip through the new neighborhoods of Vision Expo East. Sheena, Sandra, and Stephanie will cover what to do, who to meet, and the must attend events and trends to keep your eyes open for this year's brand new redesigned Vision Expo.

Didn't catch the first podcast? Join our hosts, Sandra Mohr and Stephanie Espinosa for first episode, and learn more about our hosts and the series. Be sure to subscribe to stay updated on the newest episodes streaming the last Tuesday of each month.

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One-Minute Inspiration

Being Alive vs. Living
Saturday, February 15, 2020

Is there a difference between "being alive" and "living"? Some may say these words are interchangeable, but I disagree; there is a tremendous difference between the two.

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Member Spotlight - Randee Epstein

Member Spotlight


Want to learn more about OWA's fascinating membership? Our members are amazing, and we want you to get the inside scoop on what makes them so great. Meet OWA's most recent featured member — Randee Epstein. After learning about Randee Epstein, you can view past Member Spotlights here.

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Register Now and Join Us at International Vision Expo East!

The OWA Champagne Breakfast & Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020, 7:30-9:15 AM at Gotham Hall. 2020 Pleiades Award Honoree Millicent Knight, OD (Essilor of America), Pyxis Award Honoree Jean Sabre (Uptown Vision), and Visionary Award Honoree Sheena Taff (OpticianAboutTown) will each be recognized for their involvement in the OWA and the optical industry, and will also announce their Charity of Choice selections. Breakfast will be served, complete with a champagne toast.

And be sure to join us at the OWA Reception & Networking Event on Friday, March 27, 2020, from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Javits Center. Members and non-members alike can network while enjoying cocktails. Attendance is free, but your RSVP is greatly appreciated!

December Newsletter


The latest OWA newsletter includes a letter from Robyn Crimmins and the following great articles:

  • OWA Leadership Scholarship Awards
  • Business Acumen . . . in the Optometric Field
  • OWA Digital Ambassador Spotlight: Autianna Wilson
  • OWA Spotlight: 5 Questions With a Leader
  • Creating an OWA Community with Regional Events
  • What's Your #DoMore?
  • Got a Minute?
  • Casting Call for Podcast Host!

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New Job Opportunities


Dust off your résumé and check out the latest industry job opportunities on the OWA Job Board. Or if you have a role to fill, post your job opening to find the best talent in optical.

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