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Rarely will you find a value as great as an OWL membership! By becoming a member you establish yourself as committed to "Advancing Diversity in Leadership" and in standing as a leader for today's world. You'll also be affiliated with the best and brightest in Ophthalmology. Take a look here at some of our Champion members!

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Developing leaders is OWL's mission and our specialty!  Get terrific experience and benefit from the best-of-the-best networking in Ophthalmology when you get involved in OWL:

  • Attend an Event
  • Submit an article for our magazine
  • Step into leadership – join an OWL Committee
  • Offer to help with a "one-time" job at one of OWL's fabulous events
  • Connect with us on social media to stay up-to-date with OWL
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Support OWL

OWL is a 501(c)3 organization, meaning any financial contribution is 100% tax-deductible.  OWL focuses the investment of members’ dues on programs and events that will benefit members (our admin costs are low compared to other nonprofits).

Your company can align with OWL's mission by having a presence at our events and benefit from exposure on our social mediachannels and in our member communications.  Organizations and companies that want to be involved at the highest level can enroll their associates as virtual members, receive educational programs and get sponsorship exposure by becoming an OWL Partner.

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Owl Awards

The OWL Awards are given annually at OWL's Signature Event during AAO.  The finalists are distinguished and respected - always an impressive group!

Nominations for the OWL Awards open in the Summer.  A Nominations Committee selects the finalists and then OWL members cast their votes in the Fall.

Contact Us for information on nominating a colleague as a ‘Rising Star’, ‘Catalyst’ or ‘Visionary’ in Ophthalmology.

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Upcoming Programs

Get-On-Board with OWL
Begins 5.10.21
Digital & Live
New Member Mixer
6.1.21 | 3 PM EST
Online
OWL Signature Event at ASCRS - Details coming soon!
7.25.21 | Time TBC
Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV
OWL Leadership Summit
Begins 9.23.21
Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, CA

Featured Champion Members

Ranna Jaraha

Director of New Media – Bryn Mawr Communications, LLC

Ranna Jaraha is the Director of New Media at Bryn Mawr Communications (BMC). In her role, she works closely with leading physicians and industry leaders on creating digital programs that serve to educate the eye care community. This year, she cofounded YoungMD Connect, a membership-based mentorship and educational platform for aspiring and young ophthalmologists. She also hosts the weekly news broadcast, EyewireTV. In her free time, Ms. Jaraha enjoys adventure sports, such as skiing, practicing yoga, and finding unique dining experiences through travel.

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Ryan Brown

National Associate Director, Professional Relations - Sun Ophthalmics

Ryan has been in the eye care space for 10 years, having worked for Alcon and Novartis before assuming his current role at Sun. He brings quite a different perspective to the pharmaceutical landscape as a former Marine and Children’s Pastor, and that has always allowed him to approach things from a different angle. It was his diverse background that made it so important for him to become an OWL Champion Member.

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