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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.


December 2020 Podcast — Dee Carroll

UNDER THE COVERS: Trade Magazines Exposed! — Ever wonder how optical trade magazines ACTUALLY work? Join Dee Carroll, editor-in-chief of INVISION and longtime optical editor, for a no-holds-barred, fully transparent conversation on the behind-the-scenes nitty gritty on what gets in, what gets left on the editing floor . . . and why.

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One-Minute Inspiration

Creating Your Own "Success" in 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021

OWA's December podcast guest was Deidre Carroll, Editor-in-Chief of INVISION Magazine and an OWA member for 15 years. Have you ever wondered how the optical trade magazines actually work? In this podcast episode, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the inner workings of the optical trades from an experienced editor — what makes the cut, the important role of advertisers, etc.

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Member Spotlight - Katherine Lauver

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 — Katherine Lauver. After learning about Katherine Lauver, 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 Reads


You're invited to the next meeting of the new OWA Reads book club! The book club is open to all OWA members and "meets" the last Thursday, every other month, for a fun discussion around a current book. Join us Thursday, January 28, at 7 PM Central, as we talk about Lois Frankel's Nice Girls (Still) Don't Get the Corner Office: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers.

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Food for Thought


"Food for Thought . . . where food breaks down barriers and brings us all to the table!"

Food for Thought was created to facilitate dialogue with our neighbors and to embrace and highlight the diversity of our OWA members. Gathering together at the table promotes fellowship and provides a place of love and peace. If you have a recipe to feature in Food for Thought, send your submission to .

In the latest episode, Alysia Gradney, shares her family's famous Jamaican Oxtails recipe.

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September Newsletter


The latest OWA newsletter includes the following great articles:

  • OWA Virtual ELEVATE Event
  • Check Out the OWA's Annual Online Auction
  • Truly Inspiring: The OWA Award Honorees Q+A Session
  • Connecting the OWA One Sip at a Time!
  • The OWA's Delicious New Video Series
  • Explore the 2020 OWA Committees

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