This year's OWA Professional Optical Women's Workshop (POWW) presented Pathways to Success, featuring insight and advice from a panel of four optical professionals. Friday's cocktail reception, which included the OWA annual raffle, offered plenty of networking opportunities.
You may click on any photograph to download a high-resolution version. There are two albums below: one for Pathways to Success, and a second album for the Networking Reception.
Pathways to Success September 21, 2011
The Pathways to Success panelist included (l to r) Kathryn Gross-Edelman, Pech Optical; Robin Scheer Ettinger, Safilo USA; Katheryn Dabbs Schramm, FNAO, RDO, A Child's View; and Donna Gindy, REM Eyewear.
OWA president Ann Englert welcomes attendees to the Professional Optical Women's Workshop (POWW) event.
Sherrie Rogerson, REM Eyewear, and Anna Ibay, The Optical Vision Site, do some networking at the P.O.W.W. event.
The team from Safilo USA — Jamie Lafrano, Karen Shew, and Tiara Claxton — enjoyed hearing what their co-worker, Robin Scheer Ettinger had to say about work and family.
Mary Rose Jaszczynski, ClearVision and Marge Axelrad, Jobson, take a moment to catch up.
ClearVision's Sheila Haile and Jennifer Fiorenza enjoyed the presentation at the POWW event.
Joanne Butler and Tanya Barnard, from Safilo USA, were on hand at the POWW event.
OWA board members, Gale Meyers, Sherrie Rogerson, Ann Englert, and Christie Walker, got the dress code "memo" to wear black and white to the POWW event.
Networking Reception September 23, 2011
Valerie Manso and Audrey Reed take their ticket selling duties seriously.
Daniel Feldman, Ann Englert and Shirley Platzer-Stocks do a bit of networking at the OWA networking event.
Julia Medina, Vision Web, and Laurie Badone, Zeiss, are ready for the raffle to begin.
Attendees place their tickets in the bags for the items they hope to win.
Past OWA board members, Marge Axelrad and Corinne McCormack are reunited at the networking event.
Janet Mullally, Silhouette, Gretchen Farina and Tiara Claxton of Safilo, and Diana Downs, Silhouette, are ready for the raffle to begin.
Lenor Fowler, Jobson, did some networking with Barbara Rudzin of Prevent Blindness America.
ClearVision's matriarch, Mimi Friedfeld chats with OWA board member, Jean Sabre.
Dana Weeks, Optical Services International, and Andrea Gluck, Eyewear Designs, are poised to win big at the raffle.
Showing off their "winning tickets" are Pamela Capaldi, Jane Ebberm, Alyssa Harvey of Optometry Giving Sight.