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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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Vision Expo East Photos

OWA Vision Expo East 2019

Check out photos from this year's Champaign Breakfast and the OWA Star Birthday Celebration. On March 21, OWA celebrated three remarkable women and their impact on the optical industry during Vision Expo East at the OWA Champagne Breakfast. Then OWA members and guests gathered to celebrate the Optical Women's Association's "Star Birthday" — 22 years on the 22nd — of supporting and promoting the professional development of women involved in all facets of the optical industry!

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OWA Mentoring Library

OWA Mentoring Library

Whether you're looking for information about the OWA itself or you'd like to learn more about the optical industry from an experienced professional, this is a member benefit we can all take advantage of. Our mentors are willing to share their experiences and hard-earned lessons as career women in the industry, and more than eager to help you take full advantage of membership in this tremendously supportive organization.

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Tuesday Talks

Paula Puleo Blomquist

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. Click here to listen to previous Tuesday Talks, such as the most recent talk with Paula Puleo Blomquist: Manage Things, Lead People on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

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New Job Opportunities

OWA Job Board

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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Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight - Kerri Ann Raimo

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 — Kerri Ann Raimo. After learning about Kerri Ann Raimo, you can read about past Member Spotlights here.

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One-Minute Mentor

One Minute Mentor

Leaning into Fear and Doubt — Monday, April 15, 2019

When was the last time you took a risk in your career? When was the last time you leaned into self-doubt and landed victorious? When was the last time you got excited about change?

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