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OWA Tuesday Talks

20-Minute Chats to Invigorate Your Day

Are you in need of some inspiration? Do you want to hear from some of the most interesting women in business?

OWA invites you to Tuesday Talks, presented by our Mentoring Committee. Open to all OWA members, this fresh and provocative webinar series will feature savvy female leaders to dish on trending topics that matter to you.

Grab your lunch, join in, and prepare to be inspired and motivated!

Vision Monday mentioned the Tuesday Talks in their Latest News.

When? 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1:00 pm ET
*NEW DATE* 3rd Tuesday of this month ONLY, 1:00 pm ET, May 16
Where? Your office, home, coffee shop . . . wherever you are, we'll come to you
What? Speakers from inside and outside the optical industry will deliver hot topics for today's fast-paced world: 20 minutes of talk, 10 minutes of Q&A
Why? Becoming a strong leader is a journey that requires ongoing education and development

Important Update: Our next Tuesday Talk with Marge Axelrad: "CONNECTABILITY" — How Can You Create a Network? is scheduled for the third Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 1:00 pm ET.

Marge Axelrad

Marge Axelrad
Editorial Director, VisionMonday; Senior Vice President, Jobson Optical Group; OWA Founding Member

In today's world, "connectability" often means digital connections. But to advance in our professional lives, the power of a network of personal contacts can't be overstated. What are your opportunities to network? How do you build connections, within your own company and with others outside?

Axelrad joined Jobson in 1988 when she was named editor-in-chief of Vision Monday and her role at Jobson has since expanded to senior vice president and editorial director of both VM and 20/20.

With 29 years of experience as an eyewear and vision care market observer, columnist and frequent speaker about optical industry issues in the U.S. and internationally, Axelrad oversees Jobson's coverage of industry developments via Vision Monday, VMail, VisionMonday.com, and VM's Global Leadership Summit. VM's various e-initiatives, such as DBA, CLICK and other special reports, such as the VM Top 50 Retailers and VM's Most Influential Women in Optical are also under her overall direction, overseen by VM Staff. She is also the editorial liaison for the Jobson Research Group.

Axelrad is a founding board member of the Optical Women's Association and was honored by the OWA in 2013 with its Pleiades Award.

In 2008, Axelrad was recognized by the Accessories Council with its "Hall of Fame" Award and in March 2011 she was honored by SUNY's Optometric Foundation.

She also served on the national board of Prevent Blindness America (2009-2013) and currently serves on the board of trustees of SUNY-Optometry's Optometric Center of NY Foundation.

This past March, Axelrad was honored by Prevent Blindness as its 2017 "Person of Vision."

A graduate of the University of Rochester, Axelrad started her business journalism career first as an editorial assistant and then as reporter and editor covering the fields of men's apparel, home furnishings and department store retailing.

Prior Tuesday Talks

Couldn't make the live webinars? Recordings are available to view at your leisure.

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