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Connection Series: Connecting Members to Leadership Ideas

OWA Connection Series

Girl Bosses: Optical Industry Entrepreneurs

Based on the OWA book selection, #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso, creator/CEO of Nasty Gal, a panel of female entrepreneurs from the optical industry will explore and provide insight into how they decided to run their own business, the challenges they've faced; how they've turned those challenges into opportunities; and how they became Girl Bosses of their own.

Some of the quotes from the book that have inspired the questions for the panelist include:


If you've ever thought of being your own "Girl Boss" this event is a must. Even if you are not your own girl boss, you'll walk away with valuable insights that will inspire, inform and educate anyone in business, whether for themselves or others.

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Panelists include the following:

Corianna Dotson and Brianna Dotson
Corianna Dotson and Brianna Dotson
(Coco and Breezy)
Corinne McCormack
Corinne McCormack
(Corinne McCormack, Inc.)
Dr. Ann Rea Miller, OD
Dr. Ann Rea Miller, OD
(Visual Eyes)
Kristin Ellsworth
Kristin Ellsworth
(Peeps Eyewear)
Jessica Butler
Jessica Butler
(Eye Power Kids Wear)

The OWA greatly appreciates its partnership with International Vision Expo for generously providing event spaces and numerous other considerations for our events.

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.

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.

Learn more about our most recent events here:

Topics for past events include:

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 .