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Membership in the OWA is open to all women in the optical industry.

Required fields are in bold red. Please use standard capitalization practices (i.e., do not use all caps or all lower case).

If you have questions, feel free to contact our Executive Director, Carol Wilbur, at , or phone her at 972.233.9107 x207.

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Committee Interest:
Click here to learn more about OWA's Committees. If you're interested in joining a committee, select the box below and a member of that committee will reach out with more information.

Communications & Website — The Communications & Website Committee creates the OWA newsletters, communications pieces, and more. If you love to write, interview industry leaders, research relevant industry topics or have always wanted to try, this group may be great for you.
Connection & Enrichment — Perfect for those who like to share their knowledge and grow professionally from the professional insight provided by fellow members, the Connection & Enrichment Committee is always looking for help creating the One-Minute Inspiration blasts.
Digital Marketing — Do you speak marketing, branding, and social media? Think you can apply your marketing prowess and help the OWA make an even bigger mark on the industry? If so, the Digital Marketing Committee is calling your name. This committee is charged with infusing new excitement into the overall online presence of the OWA, and keeping that excitement alive throughout the year. The goal is to make sure that everyone that interacts with the OWA online gets a real feel for what the association is about and why they should get involved.
Events — If you love the networking socials and professional development seminars and want to keep these events packed with a wide variety of optical professionals, the Events Committee may be a good fit. The committee organizes networking events, Connection Series professional development seminars, and more, covering the logistics behind the planning of a successful event.
Membership — Do you want to be sure that the OWA remains a growing, vibrant group? The Membership Committee develops new ways to keep our membership coming back for more.
Professional Organizations:
Please check any other professional organizations of which you are a member. Don't see one that you think should be on the list? Please contact the OWA Office and let us know.

Accessories Council
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Academy of Optometry
American Optometric Association
Contact Lens Society of America
National Academy of Opticianry
National Optometric Association
Opticians Association of America
State Opticianry Association
State Optometric Association
The Vision Council
Fireside Chats:
Click here to learn more about OWA's Fireside Chats. Your membership confirmation email will also include this link to allow you to learn more about the Fireside Chats.
OWA Leadership Interest:


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When you are logged into LinkedIn, go to your public profile page and look for "your current URL". Copy and paste that here.

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When you are logged into Instagram, your handle is next to your profile photo and above your name. Please do not include the @ sign or a full URL.


When you are logged into Facebook, click on your own name in the navigation to view your own profile. Copy and paste the URL for that page here.


Just give us your Twitter username. This is whatever follows the @ symbol. For instance, @opticalwomen. Please do not include the @ sign or a full URL.


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Other Professional Organization Memberships:
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Career Path:
(Please list from 3 to 5 previous positions or work experience you've had along the way)


Please check all of your personal "Areas of Expertise" so that OWA Members can tap you for advice or support.

Professional Growth:
Communicating with Confidence
Dealing with Difficult Customers / Employees / Boss
Human Resource Issues Management
Management / Leadership Skills
Managing Change
Managing Conflict
Measuring Customer Satisfaction
Meeting Planning
Mentoring / Career Coaching
New Business Start-up
Profit Building for Your Business / Practice
Project Management
Public Relations / Media Relations
Sales Techniques
Social Networking
Staffing & Staff Dismissal: Techniques and Legal Guidelines
Strategic Planning
Other Professional Growth Expertise:
Personal Growth:
Building Healthy Relationships
Image & Identity Building
Leading a Balanced Life
Motivation / Inspiration
Organization Skills / Eliminating Clutter
Single Parenting for the Career Woman
Stress Management
Time Management
Other Personal Growth Expertise:


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