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About the Optical Women's Association

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.

What I Love About OWA - Laura Dorris

What I Love About OWA

I truly enjoy being part of OWA and meeting so many wonderful people who are passionate about the mission and goals of OWA to connect, inspire, lead and promote women in leadership in our industry. There are many resources OWA makes available for women- no matter the size of the company you work for, or where you are in your career path. Iron sharpens iron and the encouragement and influence you can receive and provide is so meaningful.

— Laura Dorris

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October Newsletter

October Newsletter

Immediate Past President's Letter, President's Letter, Vision Council's Lab Division Hall of Fame Honoree Honors the OWA, Connection Series Event: EQ Panel Shows How Understanding Emotions Can Help You Succeed, Networking Reception and Raffle Event, and 72 New Members

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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 Jessica Darcy: Turning An Idea Into Reality on the 3rd Tuesday of November — November 21.

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One-Minute Mentor

One Minute Mentor

Best Day Ever — Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Are you always planning for tomorrow and beyond? I love being with my grandkids, and no matter what we are doing, my grandson always says, "This is the best day ever!" You hear about living in the moment and think, "Yeah, I would love to do that, but .

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