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News & Press Releases

2017 March The "Herstory" of the OWA and Its Place Today [March 2017 INVISION, by Maureen Cavanagh]
2016 December Optical Women's Association Announces 2017 Award Recipients
OWA President is Tonight's Guest on Power Hour
2016 October Optical Women's Association to Launch 'Tuesday Talks,' Monthly Webinar Series [Vision Monday]
2016 August Optical Women's Association Welcomes Two New Board Members
Optical Women's Association Presents Its "Connection Series" Lunch and Learn Program September 15 at Vision Expo West
2016 July OWA Board of Directors Announces Immediate Executive Committee Changes
2016 March Optical Women's Association to Honor Downes and Englert at Two Special Events
2014 November Optical Women's Association Board Of Directors Announces 2015 Slate Of Officers
2014 January Optical Women's Association Selects Sherrie Rogerson As 2014 Pleiades Award Recipient
2013 January Optical Women's Association to Honor Axelrad, Culbreth and Claxton at Special Award Event and Reception
2012 November Marge Axelrad Selected as 2013 Pleiades Award Recipient
2012 August Optical Women's Association Presents Annual Professional Growth Workshop — Free To Members!
Optical Women's Association Presents Annual Networking Reception And Raffle — Free!
2012 May "Taking The Challenge: Eating Healthier On The Road, On The Job And On The Go" A New Workshop From The Optical Women's Association
2012 January Shirley Platzer-Stocks Selected as 2012 Pleiades Award Recipient
2011 August OWA Board Announcement
Optical Women's Association Presents an ABO-NCLE Event Featuring Dave Caperton - Free CE with Registration!
Optical Women's Association Presents Annual Networking Reception and Raffle at Exciting New Venue — Free!
Optical Women's Association Presents Annual Professional Development Event Featuring Women's Panel, "Pathways To Success"
2011 July Optical Women's Association Presents An ABO-NCLE Event Featuring Dave Caperton - Free CE With Registration!
2011 February Optical Women's Association to Honor Christie Walker of Jobson Optical Group with 2011 Pleiades Award
2010 September First Ever OWA Professional Development Webinar
2010 August OWA Presents Professional Development Workshop at Vision Expo West: Secrets of the Successful Optical Woman
2010 July OWA Presents an ABO/NCLE Event Featuring Curtis Zimmerman
2009 January Optical Women's Association Announces 2009 Pleiades Award Recipient
2008 October Optical Women's Association Welcomes New Board Members
2008 July Optical Women's Association presents ABO workshop Fish! For Opticians - free CE with registration!
2008 April OWA Honors Stephanie De Long
2008 February Stephanie K. De Long of Eyecare Business Magazine honored by the Optical Women's Association
2007 October OWA to Hold Professional Workshops in N.Y., Indianapolis
2007 June OWA presents workshop on effective communication at Vision Expo West
2007 January Deborah Malakoff of Vision Council of America honored by the Optical Women's Association
2006 September OWA Kicks off Vision Expo West
2006 May Sherrie Rogerson named President Elect of the Optical Women's Association
2006 February Janet Callif of Luxottica honored by the Optical Women's Association
2005 February Optical Women's Association honors Mimi Friedfeld with 6th annual Pleiades Award at Vision Expo East
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