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News & Press Releases

2017

October Optical Women's Association Hosts Regional Networking Events to Connect and Invite New Members
September Optical Women's Association Announces New Leadership — Tiara Claxton Named New President to Follow Maureen Cavanagh
March Optical Women's Association Announces Appointment of Laura Dorris to Board of Directors
The "Herstory" of the OWA and Its Place Today [March 2017 INVISION, by Maureen Cavanagh]
February Optical Women's Association Hosts New York City Events During Vision Expo East

2016

December Optical Women's Association Announces 2017 Award Recipients
OWA President is Tonight's Guest on Power Hour
October Optical Women's Association to Launch 'Tuesday Talks,' Monthly Webinar Series [Vision Monday]
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
July OWA Board of Directors Announces Immediate Executive Committee Changes
April Optical Women's Association Welcomes Robyn Crimmins to Its Board of Directors
March Optical Women's Association to Honor Downes and Englert at Two Special Events

2015

December Optical Women's Association Announces 2016 Award Recipients
September Optical Women's Association Board Appoints Six New Directors
September Optical Women's Association Presents Its "Connection Series" Lunch and Learn Program September 17 at Vision Expo West
April Optical Women's Association Announces New Webinar to Focus on Consumer Sales and Marketing
February Optical Women's Association Champagne Breakfast to Feature "An Intimate Conversation with Holly Rush"
January OWA Selects 2015 Award Recipients and Debuts New Champagne Breakfast Event

2014

November Optical Women's Association Board Of Directors Announces 2015 Slate Of Officers
August Optical Women's Association Presents "Connection Series" Lunch and Learn Program September 18 at Vision Expo West
April Optical Women's Association Unveils Refreshed Branding And Redesigned Website
Tiara Claxton Appointed to Optical Women's Association Board of Directors
February Jean Sabre Appointed to Optical Women's Association Board of Directors
January Optical Women's Association Professional Development Sponsors Make Programs Possible
Optical Women's Association Selects Sherrie Rogerson As 2014 Pleiades Award Recipient

2013

July Renew, Ignite and Unleash at the OWA's Mindfulness in The Workplace Workshop
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
August Optical Women's Association Presents Annual Professional Growth Workshop — Free To Members!
Optical Women's Association Presents Annual Networking Reception And Raffle — Free!
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
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"
July Optical Women's Association Presents An ABO-NCLE Event Featuring Dave Caperton - Free CE With Registration!
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
August OWA Presents Professional Development Workshop at Vision Expo West: Secrets of the Successful Optical Woman
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
July Optical Women's Association presents ABO workshop Fish! For Opticians - free CE with registration!
2008 April OWA Honors Stephanie De Long
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
June OWA presents workshop on effective communication at Vision Expo West
January Deborah Malakoff of Vision Council of America honored by the Optical Women's Association

2006

September OWA Kicks off Vision Expo West
May Sherrie Rogerson named President Elect of the Optical Women's Association
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