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2018

  • April (Members Only)
    (Committee Spotlight, Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News)
    • April 2018 Newsletter
    • Champagne + Inspiration
    • Star Award Event Honors 3 of Our Own
    • New Article Series: The OWA + Optometric Management
    • Vision Expo East 2018: Show Recap
    • One-Minute Mentor Articles Needed
    • Welcome 78 New OWA Members!
  • January (Members Only)
    (Committee Spotlight, Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News, Sponsor Spotlight)
    • January 2018 Newsletter
    • OWA Member, Sue Downes, Honored as Person of Vision
    • OWA shines its light with regional networking events!
    • Amy Dixon — "You don't need to have sight to have vision."
    • Why Our Sponsors Deserve Thanks!
    • One-Minute Mentor Articles Needed
    • Welcome 70 New OWA Members!

2017

  • October (Members Only)
    (Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News, Sponsor Spotlight)
    • October 2017 Newsletter
    • Immediate Past President's Letter
    • President's Letter
    • The Vision Council's Lab Division Hall of Fame Honoree Honors the OWA
    • OWA "Emotional Intelligence (EQ)" Connection Series Event: EQ Panel Shows How Understanding Emotions Can Help You Succeed
    • Networking Reception and Raffle Event — Attendees Treated to Fun, Fellowship, and Prizes
    • Welcome 72 New OWA Members!
  • August (Members Only)
    (Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News)
    • August 2017 Newsletter
    • In case you haven't heard — the OWA is 20 years old!
    • Skills of Emotional Intelligence (based on the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry)
    • "Emotional Intelligence (EQ)" Connection Series Event, Vision Expo West
    • You're Invited to our annual Red Carpet Networking and Raffle Event! #OWA20YEARS
    • OWA's Lorinda Fraboni Inducted into the Lab Hall of Fame
    • Regional Networking Events
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • May (Members Only)
    (Committee Spotlight, Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News)
    • May 2017 Newsletter
    • OWA Champagne Breakfast Honorees Talk Mentoring & Giving Back
    • Marge Axelrad honored as Prevent Blindness Person of Vision
    • Oh What a Night! The 2017 Star Awards Ceremony
    • Laura Dorris Appointed to OWA Board of Directors
    • New Website Design Committee Formed to Enhance OpticalWomen.com
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • March (Members Only)
    (Committee Spotlight, Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News)
    • March 2017 Newsletter
    • The Optical Women's Association Turns 20!
    • OWA Takes a Bite Out of NYC!
      Two fabulous events on tap during Vision Expo East
    • How to Make the Most of Vision Expo East
    • Member Benefit — Annual Book Selections
    • Welcome New OWA Members!

2016

  • December (Members Only)
    (Committee Spotlight, Member Spotlight, OWA News)
    • December 2016 Newsletter
    • Committee Spotlight — Mentoring
    • A Day in the Life: Working Mom (with Babies) Edition
    • What's Your Passion Profile: Janelle Pauli — Teamwork Matters
    • New Member Spotlight — Jessica Butler
    • Looking Ahead with the OWA President
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • November (Members Only)
    (OWA Events, OWA News)
    • November 2016 Newsletter — 2016 Vision Expo West
    • Girl Bosses Recap: Aim for Crazy
    • Red Carpet Networking and Raffle Event
    • 2016 Vision Expo West Photo Album
  • November (Members Only)
    (Member Spotlight, Sponsor Spotlight)
    • Special Feature: OWA Platinum Sponsors Name Women of Leadership and Offer Information on Key Services and Products
    • VSP Global Sets Eyes on a Million More
    • Essilor — Woman of Leadership — Dr. Janelle Routhier, Senior Director of Customer Development / ECP University
    • Luxottica — Lux Academy
    • Safilo — Woman of Leadership — Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group
    • VSP — Meeting Melody
    • Essilor — Woman of Leadership — Kathy Rismiller, President of Optical Laboratory Software Solutions
  • September (Members Only)
    (Committee Spotlight, Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News)
    • September 2016 Newsletter
    • OWA Welcomes Two New Board Members
    • OWA Connection Series Event at Vision Expo West — Girl Bosses: Optical Industry Entrepreneurs
    • OWA Networking Reception and Raffle Event at Vision Expo West
    • OWA Connection Series: Join Us for a Live Stream of Girl Bosses: Optical Industry Entrepreneurs
    • Optical Women's Association (OWA) and the POWER OF ONE!
    • A Tribute to Christie Walker
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • July (Members Only)
    (Committee Spotlight, Member Spotlight, OWA News)
    • July 2016 Newsletter
    • New Member Spotlight — Karen Hartman
    • My Journey into Active Participation
    • Committee Spotlight — Membership
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • June (Members Only)
    (OWA News)
    • June 2016 Newsletter — 2016 Vision Expo East
  • April (Members Only)
    • April 2016 Newsletter
    • 2016 Pleiades and Pyxis Awards
    • Sue Downes — 2016 Pleiades Award Recipient
    • Ann E. Englert — 2016 Pyxis Award Recipient
    • Raising a Glass to Champagne Breakfast Keynote Speaker, Sherianne James
    • The OWA Welcomes Robyn Crimmins to the Board of Directors
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • January (Members Only)
    (Committee Spotlight, Member Spotlight, OWA News)
    • January 2016 Newsletter
    • The Optical Women's Association Announces 2016 Award Honorees
    • Why Mentorship Matters
    • Why You Might be Losing Social Media Followers
    • Welcome New OWA Members!

2015

  • October (Members Only)
    (OWA News)
    • October 2015 Newsletter — 2015 Vision Expo West
  • September (Members Only)
    (Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News, Sponsor Spotlight)
    • September 2015 Newsletter
    • Why Do THEY Think That Way?
    • OWA Presents Annual VEW Networking & Raffle Event!
    • Special Feature: And now a word from the OWA Platinum Sponsors . . .
    • Introducing Michelle Schroeder, OWA Associate Executive Director
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • July (Members Only)
    (Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News, Sponsor Spotlight)
    • July 2015 Newsletter
    • Save These Dates!
    • OWA — Connect. Inspire. Lead.
    • Special Feature: And now a word from the OWA Platinum Sponsors . . .
    • Special Feature: Welcome New Sponsors!
    • Getting to Know: Debbie Myres — OWA Board Member & Mentoring Committee Co-Chair
    • New Member Profile: Amy Applegate
    • Member Benefit: Book Selection
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • April (Members Only)
    (OWA Events, OWA News)
    • April 2015 Newsletter
    • First Annual Champagne Breakfast is a Success
    • Star Awards Presented at the Calvin Klein Collection Flagship Store
  • January (Members Only)
    (Member Spotlight, OWA Events, OWA News)
    • January 2015 Newsletter
    • OWA Board of Directors Announces 2015 Officers
    • 2015 Pleiades Award Honoree — Maureen Cavanagh
    • 2015 PYXIS Award Winner — Amy Spiezio
    • New Champagne Breakfast Event at Vision Expo East
    • Getting to Know: Heather Smith, the OWA's New Vice President
    • Passion Profile: Motocross & Women's Empowerment
    • Best of the One Minute Mentor
    • Welcome New OWA Members!

2014

  • October (Members Only)
    • October 2014 Newsletter — 2014 Vision Expo West
  • September (Members Only)
    • September 2014 Newsletter
    • OWA Board of Directors Appoints Two New Directors
    • Engage and Enjoy a Fun Evening at the OWA Annual Reception and Raffle
      Have a Friend Join the OWA & Win Special Drawing!
    • Seeing (Blind) Spots? Men and Women Working Together
    • Talking with Men Who Support the OWA
    • Weigh in! Take the One Minute Mentor Survey
    • Interview with Jennifer Jackson — OWA Board Member & Multi-Committee Volunteer
    • Optical Women's Association Mixer Unites Women of VSP®
    • Passion On Fire — Do You Have It?
    • 2015 Pleiades Award Nominations!
    • OWA Meet & Greet — Long Island, NY!
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • June (Members Only)
    • June 2014 Newsletter
    • There Are Amazing Women In Other Industries, Who Knew?
    • OWA Meet & Greet — West Coast!
    • Members and Guests Meet & Greet in Dallas
    • What's Your Passion? Robin Berger — A True Humanitarian!
    • Men and the OWA?
    • Getting to Know Our OWA Members: Ann Englert
    • Volunteer and Grow!
    • OWA President Visits Association Headquarters Office
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • April (Members Only)
    • April 2014 Newsletter
  • March (Members Only)
    • March 2014 Newsletter
    • Spotlight on New Sponsors
    • Sherrie Rogerson, 2014 OWA Pleiades Award Recipient
    • Top 10 Conference Calls Best Practices
    • There Are Amazing Women In Other Industries, Who Knew?
    • The OWA Welcomes New Board Member, Jean Sabre
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • January (Members Only)
    • January 2014 Newsletter
    • See Jane See: A New Awareness Campaign and Online Educational Resource Just for Women
    • West Coast Meet and Greet
    • OWA Invites You to Share the Marketing Webinar with "Not-yet-members"
    • OWA Sponsors Make Programs Possible
    • Agile Marketing
    • Women on the Move
    • New Member Profile — Isabelle Tremblay Dawson
    • Stress Management at Work
    • Don't Miss the OWA Awards Event!
    • "Mentor Who's Who"
    • Welcome New and Returning OWA Members!

2013

  • November (Members Only)
    • November 2013 Newsletter
    • OWA West Coast Meet & Greet
    • 2013 OWA Networking Reception and Raffle at Vision Expo West
    • Living Large in Las Vegas — Auction Items Add Spark to an Exciting Evening
    • The Chopra Center Brings Workplace Wellbeing Tips to OWA Members at Vision Expo West
    • New Member Spotlight: Megan Jones
    • Luxottica Gives Sight to the Sightless Through Cause Marketing Initiative
    • Recordings of the Latest OWA Webinars are Now Available Online!
    • Managing Difficult People and Situations: No No's!
    • Optical Fun
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • October (Members Only)
    • October 2013 Newsletter — 2013 Vision Expo West
  • September (Members Only)
    • September 2013 Newsletter
    • Vegas POWW Event Features Chopra Center's "Mindfulness In The Workplace"
    • Engage and Enjoy a Fun Evening at the OWA Annual Networking Reception and Raffle
    • Changing of the Board!
    • Welcome Six New OWA Board Members
    • OWA Webinar — Marketing: Tips to Reach and Connect with Your Target Audience
    • Then & Now —
      Jean Scott, OWA Founding Member
    • Then & Now —
      New Member Spotlight: Sharon Chin
    • Managing Difficult People and Situations: Don't play defense!
    • Welcome New (and Returning) OWA Members!
  • July (Members Only)
    • July 2013 Newsletter
    • Renew, Ignite and Unleash — POWW Event, October 2 at International Vision Expo West
    • Mastering Mixing — Networking Event and Raffle, October 4 at International Vision Expo West
    • OWA New Member Sponsorship Now Open for Applications
    • Marchon's Cause-Related Marketing is Making a Difference — Is Yours?
    • Safilo Group Supports Various Charitable Causes in the U.S. and Around the Globe
    • What's Your Passion? Judy Canty has a Passion for Sewing
    • Then & Now —
      Grady Culbreth, Past OWA President
    • Think Green, Be Green, Save Green
    • Interactive Fun with Numbers
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • May (Members Only)
    • May 2013 Newsletter
    • World-Renowned Chopra Center Presenting at POWW Event at Vision Expo West
    • Then & Now —
      Valerie Manso, OWA Founding Member
    • Then & Now —
      New Member Spotlight: Michelle Vignault
    • Help Wanted: Professional Development Fund Committee (Co-Chair and Committee Members)
    • Silhouette Supports Charitable Giving Across the Globe
    • What's Your Passion?
    • On the Cheap
    • Managing Difficult People and Situations — Part 1 of 3: Self Assessment
    • Interactive Fun: Crossword Puzzle featuring OWA Trivia
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • April (Members Only)
    • April 2013 Newsletter
  • March (Members Only)
    • March 2013 Newsletter
    • A Star-Studded Evening
    • Marge Axelrad, 14th Annual Pleiades Award Winner
    • Grady Culbreth — Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Pyxis Award Honoree, Tiara Claxton
    • Then & Now —
      Linda Little, Founder of the OWA
    • Then & Now —
      New Member Spotlight: Jeanne Muchnick
    • Did You Miss the First OWA Expert Panel Webinar on Management?
    • Quick Guide to Setting Up Social Media for Your Business
    • On The Cheap
    • Interactive Fun
    • Welcome New OWA Members!
  • January (Members Only)
    • January 2013 Newsletter
    • Celebrating 15 Years in Style at NYC's Milk Gallery
    • OWA Webinar, February 15th — Management: Tips & Insights for Improving Skills
    • OWA Reaches Out to Opticians
    • Eye Care and Cause Related Marketing (CRM)
    • Then & Now —
      Marge Axelrad: Founding OWA Member, Jobson Publishing
    • Then & Now —
      New Member Spotlight: Niki Ostin
    • Help Us Step Up the OWA's Social Media in 2013
    • Word Jumble Puzzle
    • Welcome New OWA Members!

2012

  • November (Members Only)
    • November 2012 Newsletter
    • OWA Networking Event a Hit with Members and Guests
    • Taking the Challenge: Eating Healthier . . . On the Job, On the Road, and On the Go
      2012 Vision Expo West POWW Event, presented by Rebecca Johnson
    • Platinum Sponsor Profile: Marchon
    • Platinum Sponsor Profile: The Safilo Group
    • Then & Now —
      Christie Walker: Founding OWA Member, Jobson Publishing
    • Then & Now —
      New Member Spotlight: Mary Boname
    • What's Your Passion?
      Sugary Artistry . . . Sculptures in Sugar
    • Creating a Résumé Using Social Media Tools
    • On the Cheap
    • Welcome New OWA Members
    • Double Puzzle
  • September (Members Only)
    • September 2012 Newsletter
  • August (Members Only)
    • August 2012 Newsletter
    • OWA Welcomes New Board Member Heather Smith
    • Two Exciting Events at International Vision Expo West
    • Then & Now —
      Corinne McCormack Entrepreneur, Business Developer, OWA Member
    • Then & Now —
      New Member Spotlight . . . Kate Renwick-Espinosa
    • Are You an Extraordinary Woman in Optical?
      Participate as a Featured Speaker in an Upcoming Webinar
    • Help Wanted: Communications Committee Members
    • On The Cheap
    • They Searched and We Were Found!
      Part 2 of the POWW Webinar on SEO & SEM
    • Welcome New OWA Members
    • Optical Word Search
  • May (Members Only)
    • May 2012 Newsletter
    • The Challenge: Eating Healthier . . . On the Road, On the Job, and On the Go
    • OWA Pleiades Award Event at Vision Expo East — Friday, March 23rd, NYC
    • Then & Now —
      On-Board Before There Was a Board . . . Audrey Reed
    • Then & Now —
      New Members Spotlight . . . Danyelle Parker
    • Don't Forget to Fill Out Your Survey
    • Sign up a New Member, Be Entered to Win BIG!
    • Welcome New OWA Members
    • Why the Program Committee is Important & Needs Your Involvement!
    • On The Cheap Ideas
    • A POWWerful Webinar on SEO & SEM
    • Word Search Puzzle
  • February (Members Only)
    • March 2012 Newsletter
    • You Won't Want to Miss This!
      OWA is at the Top of the Standard!
    • 13 is Her Lucky Number
      Shirley Platzer-Stocks is 13th Annual Pleiades Award Recipient
    • Then & Now —
      Founding Board Member Spotlight . . . Lorinda Fraboni
    • Then & Now —
      New Members Spotlight . . . ClearVision Optical
    • OWA Help Wanted! Mentoring Committee
    • "Making Twitter a Meaningful Tool for Your Business" Recording Now Available
    • On The Cheap — Tightening the Food Budget Without Sacrificing Quality!
    • OWA Crossword Puzzle for March :
      Ocular Structures — Level 1
    • Welcome New OWA Members
  • January (Members Only)
    • January 2012 Newsletter
    • Mentoring Committee To Create New Q&A Web-based Program
    • Then & Now — Founding Board Member Spotlight: Stephanie De Long
    • Then & Now — New Member Spotlight: Linda Fitzgerald
    • Tips on How to Approach Someone to Join the OWA
    • OWA Membership Committee has a New Co-Chair, Gale Meyer
    • Link Up with the OWA on LinkedIn
    • On The Cheap — A New Feature with Tips on Saving Money
    • Welcome New OWA Members
    • Frame Crossword

2011

  • November (Members Only)
    • November 2011 Newsletter
    • Introducing the New Board of Directors
    • Making Twitter a Meaningful Tool for Your Business: A Live Event with TheOpticalVisionSite.com
    • What's Developing in the Professional Development Fund Committee
    • Healing Humor: Making your Lens of Perception Ultra light (and Impact Resistant)
    • OWA Pathways to Success
    • Optical Women's Association Reception and Raffle Draws Record Crowd
    • Welcome New OWA Members
  • September (Members Only)
    • Special Edition — OWA Highlights Platinum Sponsors
    • OWA Feature Edition — Platinum Sponsors
    • Essilor of America, Inc.
    • Jobson Optical Group
    • Marchon
    • How Do You See . . . Safilo? Safilo Group Communicates to the Trade with New Advertising Campaign
    • Pathways to Success: Upcoming OWA Professional Workshop in Las Vegas
    • Engage and Enjoy a Fun Evening at the OWA Annual Networking Reception and Raffle
  • September (Members Only)
    • September 2011 Newsletter
    • Healing with Humor: OWA Presents an ABO-NCLE Event Featuring Dave Caperton
    • Pathways to Success: Upcoming OWA Professional Workshop in Las Vegas
    • Come Join the Fun at the OWA Networking Reception and Raffle at VEW — Bring a New Member and Enter to Win a Gift Certificate!
    • OWA Mentoring Committee Invites Your Participation
    • Mentoring Provides Lifetime Benefits
    • Mentoring — An Invaluable Experience
    • Mentoring — Fueling Your Passion
    • Welcome New OWA Members
  • June (Members Only)
    • June 2011 Newsletter
    • A Radiant Star — Christie Walker Accepts the OWA 2011 Pleiades Award
    • Prized Collections Raise the Bid at the OWA Silent Auction
    • Oil for Your Lamp . . . Women Taking Care of Themselves
    • Congratulations to the One and Only Marge
    • New York Industry Event Remembers an OWA Member, Kara Meyer
  • March (Members Only)
    • March 2011 Newsletter
    • An Interview with Christie Walker, 2011 Pleiades Award Recipient
    • 12th Annual Pleiades Award Reception
    • Winning Bids Take All!
    • OWA Introduces Fast Company Magazine Subscription as a Member Benefit
    • They "Like Me", They Really "Like Me"
    • OWA Launches Webinar -
      Facebook: Yes It's Necessary, and What Your Entire Staff Needs to Know
    • Program Committee Outlook
    • Welcome New OWA Members
  • January (Members Only)
    • January 2011 Newsletter
    • Christie Walker of Jobson Optical to be Honored at OWA's 2011 Pleiades Award Event
    • Are You Living Life at Performance Level And Living the Dream?
    • OWA Welcomes New Board Members, Gale Meyer and Jean Sabre
    • Professional Workshop, Secrets of the Successful Optical Woman, Engages the Audience with Wisdom and Flair
    • VEW 2010 Networking Reception Draws Enormous Crowd and Rave Reviews

2010

  • October (Members Only)
    • Special Edition — OWA Highlights Platinum Sponsors
    • OWA Platinum Sponsors' Feature
    • Essilor of America, Inc.
    • Jobson Optical Group
    • Luxottica
    • Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
    • What's New in 2010 at Safilo Group USA
    • The OWA Presents Professional Development Workshop: Secrets of the Successful Optical Woman
    • Engage and Enjoy a Fun Evening at the OWA Annual Networking Reception and Raffle
  • September (Members Only)
    • September 2010 Newsletter
    • Get Ready for Curtis Zimmerman . . . Cincinnati Here We Come!
    • Join Us in Las Vegas to Learn the Secrets of the Successful Optical Woman
    • Engage and Enjoy at the OWA's Biannual Networking Reception and Raffle
    • Building Your Social Media Presence — A Case Study
    • OWA Committee Profile: Mentoring Committee
    • Welcome New OWA Members
  • July (Members Only)
    • July 2010 Newsletter
    • The OWA Double Award Ceremonies — Pleiades and Pyxis packed a full house in NYC
    • Diane von Furstenberg Wows the Crowd
    • OWA Member Profile of an Influential Woman - Danne Ventura
    • OWA Member Profile of an Influential Company: Walman Optical
    • Coming Soon from the Program Committee: Regional Events!
    • Social Media and the Future of EyeCare
    • Living Life at Performance Level
  • March (Members Only)
    • March 2010 Newsletter
    • OWA Introduces the Pyxis Award
    • Lorinda Fraboni of Walman Optical Company is Recipient of OWA's First PYXIS Award
    • Diane von Furstenberg Opens Studio to Host OWA's Awards Event in NYC
    • Catch a Ride to the OWA Awards Event on the OWA Shuttle
    • Social Media 101 — An Overview For EyeCare Professionals
    • President's Letter
    • OWA Membership Committee — "You Are Here"
    • Welcome New OWA Members
  • February (Members Only)
    • February 2010 Newsletter
    • Danne Ventura of Essilor of America to be Honored at OWA's Eleventh Annual Pleiades Award Event
    • Please Join OWA in Recognizing Two of Optical's Shining Stars at the Diane Von Furstenberg Studio in NYC
    • OWA Welcomes Incoming President Laurie Badone and Announces New Board Member
    • Optical Women's Association Hosts 10th Annual Vision Expo West Event
    • President's Letter
    • Learning the Laws [of Selling] in Las Vegas
    • OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE — Satisfaction Power @ ABO/NCLE in Cincinnati Ohio
    • Letter from Immediate Past-President, Grady Culbreth

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