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The OWA Sees Greatness When We See You


The OWA actively welcomes all women in optical to become members and to take part in the creation of, and participation in, our resources, events, and programs. Members of the Optical Women's Association are encouraged to excel in their chosen way, and by actively welcoming and celebrating diversity and inclusion, we create space for growth and a richer experience for all.


November 2023 Podcast — Tracy Neal

Leading a Team to Greatness vs Managing to GoalsTracy Neal, Director of Customer Support for GPN Technologies, talks to our co-hosts about motivating and cheerleading teams to not only produce output, but on how to thrive personally and professionally.

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One-Minute Inspiration

Finding Enjoyment in Creating Space
Friday, December 1, 2023

The holidays provide wonderful opportunities for reminiscing over memories of years past, enjoying old and new stories as we catch up with friends, cherishing moments with our elderly community members, and laughing at the shenanigans of children.

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Member Spotlight - Brookelyn Sager

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 — Brookelyn Sager. After learning about Brookelyn Sager, 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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OWA Town Hall


In case you missed it, the OWA held its first-ever Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, September 20! It was an opportunity to meet and speak directly to OWA board members, hear more about the OWA's activities and initiatives, and greet fellow members. The OWA brings together a wonderful community of women in the optical industry that is supported and encouraged by our members and sponsors. We want to make sure we continue to do our best to fulfill our mission of connecting, leading, and inspiring. We enjoyed seeing everyone at this inaugural event!

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Get Involved


Do you want to . . .

  • Meet new people?
  • Expand your network?
  • Share ideas and broaden your horizons?

We have just the thing for you . . . VOLUNTEER! Become an OWA insider by joining a committee.

Catch the spirit of volunteerism — it will pay big dividends! To express interest in a committee, update your profile and check the appropriate box(es) under Committee Interest.

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Check Out Photos of OWA's Events at Vision Expo West!


Another great crowd at the OWA events during Vision Expo West made for lots of fun and excitement! See what we're talking about with this year's photos of the Thursday Connection Series luncheon and Friday's networking, auction, and raffle event.

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