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Who We Are

The OWA 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.

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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 Dori Carlson, OD, FAAO: Lifelong Learning — What Are You Doing to Develop Yourself? on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.

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New Job Opportunities

OWA Job Board

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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Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight - Nan Meehan

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 — Nan Meehan. After learning about Nan Meehan, you can read about past Member Spotlights here.

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One-Minute Mentor

One Minute Mentor

An Unlikely Pair? Look Outside the Box to Find the Right Mentor — Monday, December 3, 2018

Finding a mentor is comparable to finding the perfect pair of shoes. First you have to figure out what you're looking for. What style shoe do you desire?

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November Newsletter

November Newsletter

President's Letter, OWA Connection Series, OWA Networking Event Breaks Records, #DoMore Q&A with Holly Rush, OWA Collaborates with Optometric Management Magazine, 98 New Members

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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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Who We Are