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Pleiades Award

Millicent Knight, OD
Pleiades Award

Pleiades Award

Jean Sabre
Pyxis Award

Emerging Leader Award

Sheena Taff
2020 Visionary Award

Join Us for the OWA Champagne Breakfast Celebrating Women in Leadership

Champagne Breakfast

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 7:30 — 9:15 AM
Gotham Hall
1356 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020

Join us for the OWA Champagne Breakfast Event, presented by OWA Platinum Sponsor, Luxottica. 2020 Pleiades Award Honoree Millicent Knight, OD (Essilor of America), Pyxis Award Honoree Jean Sabre (Uptown Vision), and Visionary Award Honoree Sheena Taff (OpticianAboutTown) will each be recognized for their involvement in the OWA and the optical industry, and will also announce their Charity of Choice selections. Breakfast will be served, complete with a champagne toast.

This event will also feature keynote speaker Erin O'Malley, leadership facilitator, trainer, and consultant. Ms. O'Malley works with business leaders and teams to create cultures of trust, connection, and loyalty. Her mission is to stop the mayhem that comes from confusing communication, lack of engagement, and inaction by helping to craft "cultures of connection" through curiosity, care, and controlling the one thing we can control — how we show up. From the frontline to the C-suite, she helps redefine perceived problems with leadership, engagement, and loyalty, focusing on the real issue: connection.

While she currently calls Jacksonville, Florida, home, O'Malley identifies as a Jersey Girl, with the stamina to rock ten years in hospitality leadership, the strength to survive two years in the Peace Corps in Panama, the savvy to consult for the past 10 years with industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to automotive, and the smarts to get out of Jersey and see the world.

When O'Malley is not enthusiastically connecting with her audiences, she prefers to be at the beach, spending time with her husband Mike and their dog, who is named — unlike so many dogs — Steve.

Reserved Tickets Before 2/26/2020 — $60 per individual member, $70 per individual non-member, or $600 per table of 10.
Reserved Tickets After 2/26/2020 — $75 per individual or $700 per table of 10.

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OWA Networking and Raffle Logo

Annual Star Award Cocktail Reception & Networking Event

Friday, March 27, 2020

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: River Pavilion, Javits Center
429 11th Ave
New York, NY 10001

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2020

Join us on March 27, 2020, for the OWA Star Award Cocktail Reception & Networking Event! This annual celebration, sponsored by Fatheadz Eyewear and the OWA, will again be held in the Javits Center to allow easier access for our industry professionals. Members and non-members alike can network while enjoying cocktails from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Friday, March 27, at the 4th floor River Pavilion. Although there is no charge to attend, your RSVP is greatly appreciated!


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