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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 Connection & Enrichment 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!

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Mark your calendars for our next Tuesday Talk with Erika Jurrens:
Life is Life
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

Erika Jurrens

Erika Jurrens
Executive Senior Vice President, Strategy & Commercialization
ABB Optical Group
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. ET

It's often said that the only constant is change. In just one short year, Erika Jurrens went from being a newbie in the optical industry, to successfully re-launching America's leading optical products distributor, changing the way the industry is viewing the company forever. In her Tuesday Talk, Erika will discuss how to navigate through periods of rapid change and how to stay motivated, while providing leadership to and learning from others. All this while being direct and honest about the struggles of navigating toddler drama while on conference calls, missing the critical preschool festival and deftly scheduling play dates during board meetings, and finding what she says is her uncanny ability to "Ride the Chaos". Life, Erika says, isn't as easily split up into "work life" and "personal life" as they are both often described. Instead, she says, "Life is Life."

As a devoted fighter for patients, healthcare providers, and the companies who serve them, Erika Jurrens has shown a passion for innovation infused in customer centricity. In leading major B2B and B2C brands across marketing, sales, strategic intelligence, and innovation, and in areas spanning hard products to soft, services and solutions, she has collaborated with groups like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard Business School, FDA, CDC and other key external organizations to develop critical improvements for the future of healthcare. Over the course of her 15-year career in healthcare, she has been a guest speaker for Wharton Executive Programs, Centers for Disease Control Forums, Health Connect Partners, American College of Healthcare Executives, and many others.

Jurrens has been recognized with many awards including the Healthcare Businesswomen Association's Rising Star of the Year Award and was named one of Philadelphia Business Journal's Mentors of the Year. Today, she leads strategy and go-to-market execution for one of the largest eye care companies in the United States, ABB Optical Group, headquartered in southern Florida.

When? Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET

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

Prior Tuesday Talks

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