You may click on any photograph to download a high-resolution version. There are two albums below: one for OWA Champagne Breakfast Celebrating Women in Leadership, and a second album for the OWA Star Award Ceremony. All photos provided by the OWA, except where otherwise credited.
The OWA celebrated three remarkable women and their impact on the optical industry on March 16 during Vision Expo East at the OWA Champagne Breakfast. Held at the Espace event venue in New York City, the OWA pink-inspired room was brimming with optical industry leaders, admiration, and champagne. Tiara Claxton, President of the OWA, thanked OWA Champagne Breakfast sponsor Luxottica for its fourth year of sponsorship. She introduced Fabrizio Ugozzoni, President of Luxottica Wholesale North America, who spoke on the value of sponsoring the OWA organization. Click here to read more about the Champagne Breakfast.
The annual OWA Star Award Cocktail Party & Networking Event welcomed members and supporters to the fantastic second floor at the Eventi Hotel during Vision Expo East to enjoy great food, a slick jazz combo, and introduce the new honorees' "Charity of Choice" program. Most important, the event honored the OWA's three award winners — Ashley Mills (Pleiades Award), Deb Bulken (Pyxis Award), and Janelle Pauli (Emerging Leader Award). Click here to read more about the Star Award Ceremony.