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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.


June 2020 Podcast — Barbara Caffery

Back to Practice: How We Will Change — COVID-19 has forced the delivery of health care to change. The return to our clinics requires new rituals and a significant shift in our patient interactions. Join us as we answer questions about caring for patients in this pandemic world of eye care.

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

Growing My Career as a Single Mom
Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Like anyone, I need help. I am not afraid to admit that. Also, I am not perfect, and my sons know this firsthand - I remind them often! Ten years ago, as a newly promoted Marketing Director at Essilor, I was divorced with two sons, aged 3 and 5.

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Member Spotlight - Beverly Bianes

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 — Beverly Bianes. After learning about Beverly Bianes, you can view past Member Spotlights here.

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Join Us at Vision Expo West, September 23-26, 2020!

The OWA will be hosting their two signature events once again at Vision Expo West.

The Connection Series Luncheon with a featured guest speaker will be held on Thursday, September 24, from Noon - 1:30 PM.

The Friday evening Networking Reception will be held on September 25 from 6 - 7:30 PM and will be extra special this year as we honor 2020 OWA Pleiades Award recipient Dr. Millicent Knight, Pyxis Award recipient Jean Sabre, and Vision Award recipient Sheena Taff.

Mark your calendars now for these exciting events and stay tuned for further information.

May Newsletter


The latest OWA newsletter includes the following great articles:

  • In a Time of Need: The OWA is Making Its Content Free to All
  • The Quarantine Chronicles: OWA BODs Share Survival Tips
  • Altruism: OWA Awardees' Charities of Choice
  • Pure Inspiration: Who is the OWA's 1000th Member?
  • OWA Critical Resources, Now.

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Book Selection


All members receive their choice of a best-selling business book. The 2020 book selections are Dare to Lead by Brené Brown and Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals by Rachel Hollis.

Take advantage of this free member benefit by selecting one of these titles. Book orders will be accepted through Sunday, August 16, 2020.

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