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Our Mission

To enhance and promote the leadership role of women in the optical industry through networking, education, and peer support.

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OWA Champagne Breakfast

OWA Champagne Breakfast

Join us for the OWA Champagne Breakfast Event. 2019 Pleiades Award Honoree Holly Rush (Costa Del Mar), Pyxis Award Honoree Laura Lewis (MyEyeDr), and Emerging Leader Award Honoree Jessica Goebert (De Rigo REM) will each offer short presentations on their involvement in OWA and optical, as well as their Charity of Choice selection. Breakfast will be served, complete with a champagne toast.

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OWA Star Birthday Celebration

OWA Star Birthday Celebration

Join us on Friday, March 22 as we celebrate OWA's "Star Birthday" — supporting and promoting the professional development of women involved in all facets of the optical industry! Members and non-members alike can network while enjoying cocktails and cupcakes in the Javits from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Although there is no charge to attend, your RSVP is greatly appreciated!

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OWA Mentoring Library

OWA Mentoring Library

Whether you're looking for information about the OWA itself or you'd like to learn more about the optical industry from an experienced professional, this is a member benefit we can all take advantage of. Our mentors are willing to share their experiences and hard-earned lessons as career women in the industry, and more than eager to help you take full advantage of membership in this tremendously supportive organization.

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Tuesday Talks

Paula Puleo Blomquist

Tuesday Talks is a fresh and provocative webinar series for OWA members from the Mentoring Committee featuring savvy female leaders dishing on trending topics that matter to you. Mark your calendars and register now for our next Tuesday Talk with Paula Puleo Blomquist: Manage Things, Lead People on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight - Alexandra Dreu

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 — Alexandra Dreu. After learning about Alexandra Dreu, you can read about past Member Spotlights here.

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One-Minute Mentor

One Minute Mentor

Re-Navigating Stress — Friday, March 1, 2019

We all know what stress is and how it can negatively impact our health. It contributes to: Lack of sleep Headaches High blood pressure Stomach aches Heart disease Thinking and memory problems .

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