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Optical Women's Association
Committed to supporting and promoting the professional development of women involved in all facets of the optical industry.

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.


March 2023 Podcast — Sherianne James

Building Brands, Including Your OwnSherianne James of EssilorLuxottica works with some of the most recognized brands in our industry. Listen to what she says about the importance of growing recognized, trusted brands — including your own!

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One-Minute Inspiration

Developing Your Optical Intuition
Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Have you ever been sitting at a stoplight and had an inkling that you should take an alternative route? Did you listen to yourself or did you sit in traffic? Your intuition may have guided you home faster! Let's look at how we can tap more deeply into our intuition and even develop an "Optical Intuition".

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Member Spotlight - Jacqueline Thomas

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 — Jacqueline Thomas. After learning about Jacqueline Thomas, 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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See photos of the OWA's Champagne Breakfast and the Cocktail & Networking Event


This year's Champagne Breakfast was once again a spectacular, record-setting event! The OWA recognized three incredible and inspirational women from the optical industry, and paid special tribute to the journey of the OWA itself. 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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Check Out Photos of OWA's Events at Vision Expo West!


The OWA was excited to host LIVE events once again at VEW! Thursday's Connection Series luncheon brought in a record crowd and Friday's networking reception with a raffle and online auction was the perfect place to meet up with friends and colleagues.

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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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