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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

Life is Life
Tuesday, November 19, 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. Mark your calendars and register now for our next Tuesday Talk with Erika Jurrens.

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One-Minute Mentor

Coach Turned Player
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

It seems I picked the perfect year to start my eye care career — I will celebrate my 40th anniversary in 2020. My first paying optical position was when I was 16.

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Pleiades Award Nomination

Nominations Open for Pleiades Award


Each year the OWA presents the Pleiades Award to an individual who exemplifies a passion for promoting the leadership role of women in our industry. The recipient will be honored in New Yok City during Vision Expo East at the annual Champagne Breakfast and Star Awards Ceremony. Nominations are due by Friday, November 15.

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Upcoming Regional Events

OWA is on the road holding small regional networking events where we are connecting members and recruiting new women to learn more about the benefits of joining OWA. Join us at a regional event near you!

Thursday, November 14, 2019Ontario Regional Event

Vision Expo West Events


OWA boasted record attendance at both Las Vegas events: the Thursday Connection Series luncheon, featuring Brave Leadership author Kimberly Davis, and the Friday evening networking, raffle, and auction event. Check out the photos!

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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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