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

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Connection Series at VEW

OWA Connection Series

The OWA is excited to announce this year's Connection Series event — Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World, featuring author and speaker Joann Lublin, at Vision Expo West on Thursday, September 27th.

OWA Members can register for Vision Expo West for free using this code: OWA18.

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OWA Auction Items Ready to View!

OWA Online Auction

Even if you're not attending Vision Expo West, you can join in the fun! Online bidding can be done from anywhere simply by using your mobile device. Don't miss the opportunity to bid on these exciting items!

Click the button to visit the OWA auction website and register to bid.

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Networking + Auction at VEW

OWA Networking and Raffle Event

Join the OWA at Vision Expo West for our annual Networking and Raffle Auction. New this year, we will have an online auction so you can join in on the fun from home. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails while networking with friends! Free Admission. Advanced registration is required. Everyone welcome, including non-members.

OWA Members can register for Vision Expo West for free using this code: OWA18.

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Announcing: OWA Job Board

OWA Job Board

Professional Development Fund Sponsors and OWA members can submit jobs to the OWA Job Board for free. Non-members and non-sponsor companies will also have the opportunity to utilize the job board features by working with the OWA office and submitting a fee. All OWA members can access the job listings as a member benefit.

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Tuesday Talks

Tuesday Talks

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 for our next Tuesday Talk with Mary Lanning, ABOC: Doing More: To Improve Through Self Growth, Support, and Leadership on Tuesday, October 2.

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One-Minute Mentor

One Minute Mentor

Seeding the Future - #DOMORE! — Tuesday, September 4, 2018

"Mama, carrots!" My sweet and sassy two-year-old was standing in front of me with both hands full of dirt and big orange carrots. Abigail's excitement about picking carrots was infectious.

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