Dear OWA Members,
It is so nice to see smiling faces again! In stores, parks, and restaurants I am seeing fewer people wearing masks and it seems the collective spirit of relief and optimism is everywhere. Earlier this month, the OWA gathered in Orlando at Vision Expo East and hosted a free Regional Event for both members and non-members in person for the first time since 2019. People were genuinely happy to see one another and the event reflected the positive energy felt by everyone at the show. While the OWA will continue to work hard to bring members together virtually, we know there is nothing like being together in person. We are setting our sights on resuming our signature onsite events at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas including celebrating our 2020 Leadership Scholarship winners, our Pleiades Award winner Gai Gherardi, and our Pyxis Award winner, Debbie Myres. Look for more information about these events coming soon!
Thank you to all of the people in the optical industry who support the OWA as members and sponsors. I hope you have a wonderful summer filled with a renewed sense of prosperity, health and smiling faces.
OWA members share how they are balancing their health and well-being. From spending more time outdoors to meditation to refocusing on healthy eating, below are tips on how they reset.
OWA t-shirts have arrived! Share your love and passion for the OWA by purchasing a new shirt for yourself, co-workers, supporters, or other OWA members.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Labor Statistics Survey last September, 80% of people who exited the workforce were women. We want feedback from OWA members on the pressures of the pandemic. Take our short survey.
In our OWA Spotlight series, we feature female leaders from our Platinum Sponsors. In this issue, we highlight the recent accomplishments of two women at Zyloware, Gilda Mehraban and Jackie Janiec.
The pandemic has impacted us all, but maybe most of all, working moms. To help lighten the load, the OWA has rounded up some great tips to surviving this pandemic as a working mom.
Get a recap of the latest OWA Reads book discussion with author Corinne McCormack. Plus, don't miss the next OWA Reads meeting coming up on Thursday, June 24, at 7 PM CST.
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