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February 2019 : Happy New Year, OWA and Optical Professionals!

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By Tiara Claxton
(Member Spotlight)
Tiara Claxton
Tiara Claxton, OWA President

Happy New Year, OWA and optical professionals!

This year, the OWA is celebrating 22 years of Connecting, Inspiring, and Leading the women in optical. It is with great pleasure that I announce our 2019 OWA award honorees:

These women exemplify true vision leadership and passion for the optical industry. Please join me in congratulating them!

We will celebrate our honorees at International Vision Expo East during the OWA's annual Champagne Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21st at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. This event will also feature keynote speaker Kathleen (Katie) Taylor, former president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and current Chair of the Board of Royal Bank of Canada. The breakfast is sponsored by Luxottica and the OWA.

The OWA will also say "Cheers to 22 Years" at a special Star Birthday cocktail + cupcakes reception at Vision Expo on Friday, March 22nd, from 5-6:30 p.m. Learn more and register for both events at

Thank you to our membership, individual contributors, and sponsor companies for supporting and sharing in the OWA vision of enhancing and promoting women in optical. The OWA's dynamic group of women leaders will propel the OWA to greater heights in 2019.

Cheers to our 22 years, wishing you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Tiara Claxton

Tiara Claxton
OWA President

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