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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.


May 2023 Podcast — Keri Sculland

Optical Insights: The Power of Content Strategy in Eyewear Business — Marketing with effective content reflects who you are and helps your brand build authenticity and trust. Keri Sculland of Marketing4ECPs discusses the importance of strategically planning your messaging to create a sense of community and customer loyalty.

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One-Minute Inspiration

Ways to Change Your Habits for Career Success
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Habits have been defined as "routines of behavior that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously", "a behavior pattern acquired by frequent repetition or physiologic exposure that shows itself in regularity or increased facility of performance", and "a recurrent, often unconscious pattern of behavior that is acquired through frequent repetition".

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Member Spotlight - Neggie Wright, ABOC

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 — Neggie Wright, ABOC. After learning about Neggie Wright, ABOC, 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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Book Selection


All members receive their choice of a book from a thoughtfully compiled list of titles meant to inspire and educate. The 2023 book selections are Smart Brevity by Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen, and Roy Schwartz; Unleash the Power of Storytelling by Rob Biesenbach; and She Thinks Like a Boss by Jemma Roedel.

Take advantage of this free member benefit by selecting one of these titles. Book orders will be accepted through Tuesday, August 15, 2023.

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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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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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