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.
I love that the OWA is a networking group for woman that reaches to all areas of business in the Optical Industry. With contagious enthusiasm, this group is all about helping others — connect , inspire and lead thru so many different programs. It is an exciting time to see the growth and continued development of an amazing group of women.
— Deborah Myres
President's Letter, OWA Member Sue Downes Honored as Person of Vision, OWA shines its light with regional networking events, Amy Dixon — "You don't need to have sight to have vision", Why Our Sponsors Deserve Thanks, One-Minute Mentor Articles Needed, and 70 New Members
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 Christine Dellecave: Making a Transition Successfully on the 3rd Tuesday of January — January 16.
Networking In 2018 — Tuesday, January 16, 2018
There is no better place for women in the optical industry to network than the OWA. Networking is an art that too many people learn only after opportunities have passed them by.