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Join the OWA on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Gotham Hall in NYC as we celebrate our 2023 award honorees!


January 2023 Podcast — Daniel Wakefield

Invest in Yourself and Your Personal Brand Through Imagery — January is the month typically focused on new beginnings and current images. Renowned photographer Daniel Wakefield stresses the importance of capturing genuine expression in order to best present your "business face".

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The Sticky Factor (Part 2)
Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Mastering Masterminding Masterminding is a concept that goes back many thousands of years, but it still has tremendous current potential. We recognize the direct and indirect benefits of engineering introductions to create people pairings; identifying shared interests, commonalities, and complimentary capabilities boost these pairings from colleagues to comrades.

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Member Spotlight - Jill Kielas

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 — Jill Kielas. After learning about Jill Kielas, 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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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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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, .

Happy New Year!! Sweeten your festivities with Filipino Sticky Rice Cake, known as Bibingkang Malagkit. Traditionally served for Christmas and New Year's, Benitha Mintz from Zyloware shares this easy-to-make delicacy of rice, coconut milk, and banana leaves.

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