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OWA Connection Series

Educational Opportunities on Topics Important to You

The OWA Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas, is one of several OWA events providing unique educational opportunities both regionally and in conjunction with major trade shows. Members and guests can explore topics of interest to women working in the optical industry that will enrich their personal and professional lives.

Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas

OWA Connection Series

Brave Leadership

Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Authentic, and Powerful Self to Get the Results You Need draws from years of working with leaders across all industries and the latest research in psychology, sociology, business, and the arts. Based on the best-selling book by Kimberly Davis, this provocative and inspiring session will bridge traditional how-to with a personal development approach to demystify what it takes to be the brave leader you were born to be.

Sponsored by ABB Optical Group + Unity Progressive Lenses, the 2019 Connection Series event features author and speaker Kimberly Davis. An expert on authentic leadership, Kimberly Davis shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide, most notably her program "OnStage Leadership", which runs in NYC and Dallas, TX.

Additionally, Kimberly teaches Authentic Influence and Executive Presence for Southern Methodist University's (SMU) Cox School of Business Executive Education Program and their Latino Leadership Initiative. She is also privileged to teach for the Bush Institute's WE Lead Program, empowering female leaders from the Middle East.

Kimberly is a TEDx speaker, and her award-winning book, Brave Leadership, was named the number one book to read in Inc. Magazine's The 12 Most Impactful Books to Read in 2018.

Brave Leadership Kimberly Davis

Launched in 2005 originally as the OWA Professional Optical Women's Workshops (POWW), this popular event has become an OWA "signature series" overseen by the OWA Events Committee. Its goal is to provide forums for OWA members to gather and network while gaining access to information geared toward moving them along their career path. The first Connection Series event — Seeing (Blind) Spots? Men and Women Working Together — was held in September 2014.

Connection Series events will be listed on the OWA Events page, and registration links / additional details for upcoming events can be found here.

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For more information on these informative and energizing workshops or to request program topics, please contact our Events Committee Co-Chairs, Pamela Capaldi at and Laura Dorris at .

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