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What is the Optical Women's Association's Emerging Leader Award?

The Emerging Leader Award is a new award this year presented to a woman who is a rising star and exemplifies leadership qualities as a new distinctive talent within the Optical Industry. Examples may be a Millennial or GEN Xer but not limited to these generations. This award will be presented at the signature networking event at Vision Expo East this year and will not necessarily be an annual award.

Janelle Pauli

2018 Emerging Leader Award Recipient, Janelle Pauli

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin — La Crosse, Janelle Pauli is the Marketing Manager at VisionWeb, a software technology company in the eyecare industry, located in Austin, TX. For the past 6 years, Janelle has been a valued member of VisionWeb's marketing team, implementing digital content strategies that fuel business growth for each of the company's product lines.

As an active member of the OWA for five years, Janelle has served on the Digital Marketing Committee contributing to the foundation of the organization's digital marketing strategy, and most recently became a Co-chair to the Website Committee. In 2015, she was recognized as one of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical within the Rising Star category.

Outside of the office, Janelle can be found trying new restaurants around Austin, competing in a women's volleyball league, crocheting, or getting lost in a new book.