Emerging Leader Award
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
240 West 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
Join us for the OWA Champagne Breakfast Event, presented by OWA Platinum Sponsor, Luxottica. 2019 Pleiades Award Honoree Holly Rush (Costa Del Mar), Pyxis Award Honoree Laura Lewis (MyEyeDr), and Emerging Leader Award Honoree Jessica Goebert (De Rigo REM) will each offer short presentations on their involvement in OWA and optical, as well as their Charity of Choice selection. Breakfast will be served, complete with a champagne toast.
This event will also feature keynote speaker Kathleen (Katie) Taylor, chair of the Royal Bank of Canada. Ms. Taylor has served on the Board since 2001, where she has chaired the Human Resources and Corporate Governance Committees and served on the Audit and Risk Committees. She is also Chair of the Board of the Sick Kids Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Hospital for Sick Children.
Ms. Taylor is the former President and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. During her 24-year career with the iconic global company, she held a number of senior leadership roles and was instrumental in building the firm's global brand and its international portfolio of luxury properties.
She has many accolades for business achievement including her induction into the Canadian Marketing Hall of Legends and being named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network (WXN) in 2011, 2014, and 2016. In 2016, Ms. Taylor was made a Member of the Order of Canada.Ms. Taylor lives in Toronto with her husband and has three grown children.
Reserved Tickets Before 2/26/2019 — $55 per individual member, $65 per individual non-member, or $550 per table of 10.
Reserved Tickets After 2/26/2019 — $75 per individual or $650 per table of 10.
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Location: Javits Convention Center (South Concourse Hall E Atrium)
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
Join us on March 22, 2019, as we celebrate the Optical Women's Association's "Star Birthday" — 22 years on the 22nd — of supporting and promoting the professional development of women involved in all facets of the optical industry! For the first time, the OWA Friday event will be held in the Javits, allowing optical professionals easier access to this annual celebration. Members and non-members alike can network while enjoying cocktails and cupcakes from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 22, at the South Concourse Hall E Atrium. Although there is no charge to attend, your RSVP is greatly appreciated!