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What I Love About OWA

Throughout my entire career, I have always made an effort to encourage women to achieve their full potential. And now, as OWA president, it is truly a privilege and honor to represent women within the optical industry. There are a tremendous number of women who are inspired, motivated and touched everyday by the exceptional initiatives of the OWA, and we are all united in our approach to foster an association which provides support and guidance to such an outstanding group of distinguished women.

— Maureen Cavanagh


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OWA Connects

OWA Connects

Join our new, member-only Facebook Group, OWA Connects, designed as a forum to create dialogue between our members across the country! OWA Connects can be used in many different capacities: Tuesday Talks post-discussions, One Minute Mentor ideas, sharing helpful articles, and asking general questions as they arise. Let's get the conversation rolling!!

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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 Sherrie Rogerson: Daily Leadership — Inspire and Lead Others with Simple Daily Behaviors on the 4th Tuesday of July — July 24.

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One-Minute Mentor

One Minute Mentor

A Push Was All It Took. — Monday, July 2, 2018

I was born in a small community in Wisconsin and decided at the age of 17 I was destined to explore the world. With the support of my parents and the wind on my back, I left high school for a foreign exchange programme to Brazil, which further took me on to study in the UK during my college years.

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