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Optical Women's Association
Committed to supporting and promoting the professional development of women involved in all facets of the optical industry.

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September 2020 Podcast — Erinn Morgan

Join Us For Fall's 3 Biggest Eyewear Trends — Today, now more than ever, staying on top of current fashion + eyewear trends can give you an edge in your work in the eyewear industry. Join Erinn Morgan, Eyecare Business magazine's Editor-in-Chief + Editorial Director, to get the quick lowdown on the season's three most enticing, on-trend, and saleable eyewear trends . . . .

Miss a previous podcast? Join our hosts, Sandra Mohr and Stephanie Espinosa, for one of their previous chats featuring influential optical leaders sharing their insights and stories on trending topics that matter. Be sure to subscribe to stay updated on the newest episodes streaming the last Tuesday of each month.

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One-Minute Inspiration

Overcoming Stress Amid COVID-19 and Social Injustice Crises
Saturday, August 15, 2020

Many of us have had a difficult time dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, and signs of social injustice, including civil unrest, racial trauma, protests, and police brutality.

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Member Spotlight - Tamara Sanders

Member Spotlight

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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 — Tamara Sanders. After learning about Tamara Sanders, you can view past Member Spotlights here.

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Nominations are now open for the annual OWA Leadership Scholarship Award!

The OWA awards Leadership Scholarships annually to two OWA members for an amount of up to $2,000 each. These grants are to be used to cover registration and travel expenses for attending a professional / personal development program. They are funded through the Individual Contributor Program donations. The purpose of the Leadership Scholarship is to provide a professional mentoring opportunity, reward those who have volunteered their time and efforts to help the OWA reach its goals, and to promote the founding principles of the organization: to connect, inspire, and lead future leaders.

You may nominate a colleague or self-nominate, but all applicants must currently be an OWA member and have served, or be currently serving, on an OWA Committee.

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September Newsletter

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The latest OWA newsletter includes the following great articles:

  • OWA Virtual ELEVATE Event
  • Check Out the OWA's Annual Online Auction
  • Truly Inspiring: The OWA Award Honorees Q+A Session
  • Connecting the OWA One Sip at a Time!
  • The OWA's Delicious New Video Series
  • Explore the 2020 OWA Committees

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Food for Thought

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"Food for Thought . . . where food breaks down barriers and brings us all to the table!"

Food for Thought was created to facilitate dialogue with our neighbors and to embrace and highlight the diversity of our OWA members. Gathering together at the table promotes fellowship and provides a place of love and peace.

Do you want to be featured in Food for Thought? Submit a 1-2 minute video of you sharing with us the significance of your recipe or food item, along with a photo. Please send submissions to or to the .

Watch Food for Thought with Dr. Beverly Bianes