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OWA Unplugged Retreat, October 20-22, 2023

OWA Unplugged Retreat
San Diego, California
October 20-22

The OWA's first-ever retreat, OWA Unplugged, was an overwhelming success! This pilot event was held October 20-22 in San Diego, CA, at the Paradise Point Resort, and sponsored by ClearVision Optical.

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2023 Vision Expo West, September 28-29, 2023

2023 Vision Expo West
September 28-29, 2023

Another great crowd at the OWA events during Vision Expo West made for lots of fun and excitement! See what we're talking about with this year's photos of the Thursday Connection Series luncheon and Friday's networking, auction, and raffle event.

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Vision Expo East, March 16 – 17, 2023

Vision Expo East
March 16 – 17, 2023

This year's Champagne Breakfast was once again a spectacular, record-setting event! The OWA recognized three incredible and inspirational women from the optical industry, and paid special tribute to the journey of the OWA itself.

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2022 Vision Expo West, September 15-16, 2022

2022 Vision Expo West
September 15-16, 2022

The OWA enjoyed a great turnout as they returned to live events at Vision Expo West. Check out the photos from Thursday's Connection Series luncheon and the Friday evening networking, raffle, and auction event.

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Vision Expo East, March 31 – April 1, 2022

Vision Expo East
March 31 – April 1, 2022

The Champagne Breakfast was back in-person and better than ever! We honored four remarkable women and their impact on the optical industry. Then we gathered on April 1 to celebrate OWA's 25 years of supporting . . . .

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2019 Vision Expo West, September 19-20, 2019

2019 Vision Expo West
September 19-20, 2019

OWA boasts record attendance at both Las Vegas events: the Thursday Connection Series luncheon, featuring Brave Leadership author Kimberly Davis, and the Friday evening networking, raffle, and auction event.

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OWA Regional Events

OWA Regional Events

OWA is on the road holding regional networking events, connecting members and recruiting new women to learn more about the benefits of joining OWA. Take a look at some highlights from some of our most recent events.

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Vision Expo East, March 21-22, 2019

Vision Expo East
March 21-22, 2019

OWA celebrated three remarkable women and their impact on the optical industry on March 21 at the OWA Champagne Breakfast. Then we gathered on March 22 to celebrate the OWA's "Star Birthday" . . . .

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2018 Vision Expo West, September 27-28, 2018

2018 Vision Expo West
September 27-28, 2018

Enjoy these photos from "Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World", our Connection Series Event featuring author and speaker Joann Lublin, and the Networking Reception and Raffle.

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Vision Expo East, March 15-16, 2018

Vision Expo East
March 15-16, 2018

The OWA Champagne Breakfast Celebrating Women in Leadership and the OWA Star Award Ceremony honored the OWA's three award winners — Ashley Mills, Deb Bulken, and Janelle Pauli.

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2017 Vision Expo West, September 14-15, 2017

2017 Vision Expo West
September 14-15, 2017

Throughout the OWA's 20th Anniversary year, our events have shared the common theme of celebrating the OWA's founding in 1997 and have certainly had their fair share of celebratory moments.

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Vision Expo East, March 30-April 1, 2017

Vision Expo East
March 30-April 1, 2017

The 3rd annual OWA Champagne Breakfast honoring women in leadership, coinciding with the OWA's 20th Anniversary, was held on March 30. The OWA Star Award Ceremony celebrated three amazing women . . . .

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2016 Vision Expo West, September 15-16, 2016

2016 Vision Expo West
September 15-16, 2016

The OWA's Connection Series event "Girl Bosses: Optical Industry Entrepreneurs" featured a diverse panel of optical girl bosses. The photo booth was a popular stop during the Friday Night Networking Reception and Raffle.

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2016 Vision Expo East, April 14-16, 2016

2016 Vision Expo East
April 14-16, 2016

The 2nd annual Champagne Breakfast was another sold out event and a huge success. At the top of One World Trade Center, the sweeping views set the stage for an unforgettable evening . . . .

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2015 Vision Expo West, September 17-18, 2015

2015 Vision Expo West
September 17-18, 2015

During Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, the odds of the annual OWA Networking & Raffle Reception and Connection Series events being wildly successful were stacked in our favor. With more attendees . . . .

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2015 Vision Expo East, March 19-20, 2015

2015 Vision Expo East
March 19-20, 2015

OWA members were very busy in New York City with the new Champagne Breakfast event and the annual Star Award Ceremony & Networking event. Enjoy these photo albums that capture the fun and excitement . . . .

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2014 Vision Expo West, September 18-19, 2014

2014 Vision Expo West
September 18-19, 2014

Dice and roulette wheels were not the only things rocking and rolling in Las Vegas during International Vision Expo West! The annual OWA Networking & Raffle Reception and Connection Series events were both . . . .

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2014 Pleiades Award Reception, March 28, 2014

2014 Pleiades Award Reception
March 28, 2014

The Optical Women's Association hosted their annual Pleiades Award reception and networking event honoring Sherrie Rogerson, Senior Executive of Corporate Accounts at REM Eyewear, and an OWA past president.

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2013 Vision Expo West, October 2-4, 2013

2013 Vision Expo West
October 2-4, 2013

Keynote speaker Manjula Nadarajah of the Chopra Center for Workplace Wellbeing presented "Mindfulness in the Workplace" for the Connection Series event. There were plenty of items available for the Networking Reception . . . .

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15th Anniversary Celebration and Award Event, March 15, 2013

15th Anniversary Celebration and Award Event
March 15, 2013

The OWA's Annual Networking event and Pleiades Award ceremony was held at the Milk Gallery. The event was a star studded celebration of the association's 15 year anniversary and honored three OWA women . . . .

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2012 Vision Expo West, September 5-7, 2012

2012 Vision Expo West
September 5-7, 2012

Wednesday's Professional Optical Women's Workshop (POWW) featured speaker, Rebecca Johnson, focused OWA members and guests on the advantages of Eating Healthy, which the OWA followed up by hosting its . . . .

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2012 Pleiades Award Reception, March 23, 2012

2012 Pleiades Award Reception
March 23, 2012

OWA members, guests and industry leaders gathered at the Top of the Standard Hotel to celebrate the awarding of the 13th annual Pleiades Award to Shirley Platzer-Stocks. The location of the event was amazing, with views . . . .

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2011 Vision Expo West, September 21-23, 2011

2011 Vision Expo West
September 21-23, 2011

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 . . . .

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2010 Vision Expo East, March 19, 2010

2010 Vision Expo East
March 19, 2010

For the first time, the annual OWA Friday awards cocktail reception was held at the Diane Von Furstenberg Studio, where attendees congratulated the 2010 Pleiades and Pyxis honorees, Danne Ventura and Lorinda Fabroni.

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