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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.


March 2020 Podcast — Millicent Knight, OD

Understanding the Industry with Dr. Millicent Knight — Sandra and Stephanie interview Dr. Millicent Knight about all things optometry. We dive into her early beginnings in the field and talk a little bit about the direction of things moving forward.

Miss a previous podcast? Join our hosts, Sandra Mohr and Stephanie Espinosa, for one of their previous chats featuring influential optical leaders sharing their insights and stories on trending topics that matter. Be sure to subscribe to stay updated on the newest episodes streaming the last Tuesday of each month.

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One-Minute Inspiration

From Hot to Not!
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

I read a blog post recently entitled, "Words Matter." The author was writing an apology for words he'd used previously. In this "apology" post, the author was using words that created a new narrative, a new story filled with authentic gestures of conciliation.

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Member Spotlight - Yvette Carranza

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 — Yvette Carranza. After learning about Yvette Carranza, you can view past Member Spotlights here.

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The 2020 Champagne Breakfast at Vision Expo East has been Canceled

Hello, OWA Members, Guests, and Sponsors,

As most of you have heard by now, The Vision Council announced Friday that the 2020 Vision Expo East conference will be postponed and consolidated into Vision Expo West, to be held in Las Vegas September 23-26, 2020. The OWA events planned for New York this month — the annual Champagne Breakfast and the Friday evening Javits reception — will be cancelled as a result of this announcement.

While we are disappointed that our award recipients' celebration will be delayed, we are already turning our attention to our OWA Vision Expo West events, where we will recognize and honor these special women — Millicent Knight, OD, Jean Sabre, and Sheena Taff.

Refunds will be issued to all preregistered, paid attendees for the Champagne Breakfast beginning today. Please watch for your refund through your bank or credit card company; if you have not seen a confirmation from either of those by Friday, March 13, please notify .

More information will be forthcoming about our events at Vision Expo West. We hope to see you there!

Thank you for your understanding and continued support,

Your OWA 2020 Board of Directors

December Newsletter


The latest OWA newsletter includes a letter from Robyn Crimmins and the following great articles:

  • OWA Leadership Scholarship Awards
  • Business Acumen . . . in the Optometric Field
  • OWA Digital Ambassador Spotlight: Autianna Wilson
  • OWA Spotlight: 5 Questions With a Leader
  • Creating an OWA Community with Regional Events
  • What's Your #DoMore?
  • Got a Minute?
  • Casting Call for Podcast Host!

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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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