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July 2022 Podcast — Bidisha Rudra

Collaborating with Empathy, Humility, and Inclusivity — Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us all to rethink how we work together, and how our behaviors and actions have an impact on others. Dr. Bidisha Rudra from Essilor Transitions will share her personal story on how developing and leveraging soft skills are crucial for a positive and collaborative work environment.

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One-Minute Inspiration

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Monday, August 1, 2022

One of my favorite things about being an OWA member is OWA Reads. I love to read, but in the past, reading was not a priority for me. I think I felt selfish for taking that time out of my day. But reading the OWA Reads book selection for July — The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor — gave me the idea for this article.

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Member Spotlight - Kristan Gross

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 — Kristan Gross. After learning about Kristan Gross, you can view past Member Spotlights here.

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Show Your Support of the OWA as an Individual Contributor

There are many reasons to become an individual contributor of the OWA. As one of our contributors states, "It truly makes me feel good knowing that I am doing a small part to support all of the incredible women of our industry, so many who have faced past adversity in a male-dominated business and who are now leaders in their own right. Knowing I am personally supporting these women is a true benefit unto itself."

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Join Us at Vision Expo West, September 15-17, 2022!


The OWA will once again host our two signature events at Vision Expo West. The Connection Series Luncheon will feature both a guest speaker AND a panel of industry executives on Thursday, September 15, from noon - 1:30 PM.

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The Friday evening Networking Reception will be on September 16 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to see friends and colleagues while enjoying OWA's traditional raffle and online auction!

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See the OWA's Champagne Breakfast and the Cocktail & Networking Event


The OWA was so excited to be back in-person at Vision Expo East for the signature Champagne Breakfast event celebrating our 2022 Award Honorees and the OWA Cocktail & Networking Event. Whether you were at the events or couldn't attend take a look at all the photos capturing moments from both events held by the OWA at Vision Expo.

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Food for Thought


"Where food breaks down barriers and brings us all to the table!"

Food for Thought facilitates dialogue with neighbors so we can embrace and highlight the diversity of our members. Gathering at the table promotes fellowship and provides a place of love and peace. If you have a recipe to feature, .

Corn has been a primary ingredient of Mexican cuisine for ages (literally going back to the Aztecs!), and Mexican street corn continues to be a street vender favorite. Monique Arechiga show us how to get that unforgettable roasted corn cob flavor without the heat of the grill in July's recipe, Mexican Street Corn Salad.

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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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