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About the Optical Women's Association

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

The Optical Women's Association, a nonprofit organization, 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.

What I Love About OWA - Debra Bulken

What I Love About OWA

I love having the opportunity to engage with likeminded women, who see the potential in ALL women in our industry, to engage through continuous learning and networking to become the best leaders they can be!

— Debra Bulken

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October Newsletter

October Newsletter

Immediate Past President's Letter, President's Letter, Vision Council's Lab Division Hall of Fame Honoree Honors the OWA, Connection Series Event: EQ Panel Shows How Understanding Emotions Can Help You Succeed, Networking Reception and Raffle Event, and 72 New Members

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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 Jessica Darcy: Turning An Idea Into Reality on the 3rd Tuesday of November — November 21.

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One-Minute Mentor

One Minute Mentor

Best Day Ever — Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Are you always planning for tomorrow and beyond? I love being with my grandkids, and no matter what we are doing, my grandson always says, "This is the best day ever!" You hear about living in the moment and think, "Yeah, I would love to do that, but .

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