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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.


Tuesday Talks

Why OWA? A Male's Perspective
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Tuesday Talks is a fresh and provocative webinar series for OWA members from the Connection & Enrichment Committee featuring savvy female leaders dishing on trending topics that matter to you. Click here to listen to previous Tuesday Talks, such as the most recent talk with James Shyer: Why OWA? A Male's Perspective on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.

Enjoy your summer as Tuesday Talk is taking a vacation in July.
Come back in August for inspiration!

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One-Minute Mentor

In the Company of Women
Friday, September 6, 2019

So many articles lately have been about women who make their female friendships a top priority in their lives. I personally appreciate time together with my female friends, and have enjoyed 25+ years with a group of women who became my friends when I moved to Dallas in the early 90's.

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Member Spotlight - Trudi Charest

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 — Trudi Charest. After learning about Trudi Charest, you can view past Member Spotlights here.

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Book Selection

All members receive their choice of a best-selling business book. The 2019 book selections are Brave Leadership: Unleash Your Most Confident, Powerful, and Authentic Self to Get the Results You Need by Kimberly Davis; From Living Room to Boardroom: How I Launched and Sold a Multi-million Dollar Business by Corinne McCormack; How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results by Esther Wojcicki; and How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back from Your Next Raise, Promotion, or Job by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith.

Vision Expo West Events


The OWA is excited to announce this year's Connection Series event — Brave Leadership, featuring author and speaker Kimberly Davis, at Vision Expo West. Register Now for the OWA Connection Series, and join us Thursday, September 19 from Noon - 1:30.

On Friday, September 20 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while networking with friends! Back by popular demand is our online auction. Check out the 2019 OWA auction items here!

Registration is required for both OWA events and for Vision Expo West. OWA Members can register for Vision Expo West for free using this code: OWA19.

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Register Now for OWA Networking Reception and Raffle

New Job Opportunities


Dust off your résumé and check out the latest industry job opportunities on the OWA Job Board. Or if you have a role to fill, post your job opening to find the best talent in optical.

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