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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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August Newsletter

August Newsletter

Vision Expo West, OWA's 20th Anniversary, Emotional Intelligence, Connection Series, Lorinda Fraboni's Induction into the Lab Hall of Fame, Regional Networking Events, and New Member Welcome

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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 on Tuesday, September 19.

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One-Minute Mentor

One Minute Mentor

Focus on Defining Yourself — Wednesday, September 13, 2017

"Once upon a time . . ." As a child those words opened the world of imagination through fairy tales and other children's stories. I've always dreamt of creating and visualizing things that people appreciate and need.

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