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Nominations Now Open for 2021 OWL Leadership Awards

It’s time to honor your peers who are advancing diversity in leadership.
OWL is pleased to accept nominations for the 2021 OWL Awards!

2020 OWL Awards Winners

The recipients of 2020 OWL Awards (from left): Kristen Brotherson, Rising Star, Renee Bovelle, MD, MS, Catalyst and Dee Stephenson, MD, FACS, Visionary Leader.


Sponsored by Ziemer

OWL’s Visionary Award honors an individual who has paved the way for diversity in their field through significant achievement. Nominees should have demonstrated leadership in their field throughout their careers.

Sponsored by CorneaGen

OWL’s Catalyst Award honors an individual who has contributed significantly to helping others advance their career in eye care. Nominees should have demonstrated leadership in supporting the advancement of diversity. (For example: mentoring or sponsorship of promising individuals; diversity advocacy; or creating a culture of equality.)

Sponsored by BVI Medical

OWL’s Rising Star Award honors an individual who is an emerging leader in the ophthalmic space. Nominees should be in their early or mid-careers and demonstrate high potential for making an impact in ophthalmology.

To Nominate Someone for an Award:

To submit your nomination, please complete the nomination form HERE or scroll down to use the form located below. You will need to provide:

  • Your name and email address.
  • Your nominee’s name and email address under the award category that you are nominating them for.
  • A brief statement of why you believe this person deserves this award.

Here is a list of previous award winners for your reference: OWL Award Winners

Please submit your nomination(s) by Friday August 20th.

Note: It is a requirement to be an OWL member to be nominated for an award or to nominate someone for an award. Not sure if your nominee is a member? Don’t worry, we’ll do the verification. Please submit your nominations regardless. If you’d like to join OWL, you can do so HERE.

Winners will be recognized at OWL’s Signature Event & Awards Ceremony on November 14th – more details coming soon!