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Who We Are

The OWA was founded in September 1997 with the mission of supporting and promoting the professional development of women in the optical industry. As the vision of the OWA evolves and expands, we maintain the focus of the OWA's founding principles and core mission.

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OWA Champagne Breakfast

OWA Champagne Breakfast

Join us for the OWA Champagne Breakfast Event, presented by OWA Platinum Sponsor, Luxottica. 2018 Pleiades Award honoree Ashley Mills (The Vision Council), Pyxis Award honoree Deb Bulken (Luxottica), and Emerging Leader Award honoree Janelle Pauli (VisionWeb) will each offer short presentations on mentoring and giving back. Breakfast and a champagne toast will be served.

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Star Award Cocktail Reception

Star Awards Event

Join us for the OWA Annual Star Award Cocktail Reception and Networking Event, celebrating 2018 Pleiades Award honoree Ashley Mills (The Vision Council), Pyxis Award honoree Deb Bulken (Luxottica), and Emerging Leader Award honoree Janelle Pauli (VisionWeb). Support for this event is provided by the OWA and its generous sponsors.

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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 Koi Rivers: Let's Get TIPsy™: Tools to Inspire Purpose in Your Life on Tuesday, February 13.

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