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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! Awards: VISIONARY AWARDSponsored 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… Read More


Eyes on Inclusion

On June 18, 2021, OWL and Alcon collaborated to host a virtual program “Eyes on Inclusion.” Coinciding with Pride Month, our esteemed panel shared their thoughts and experiences on what it means to be Out in Eyecare. Watch our recording below. Our program discussion was moderated by Heather Attra of Alcon and featured panelists: Amanda… Read More


The Right People in the Right Roles at the Right Time

Rebecca Sanford serves as the Chief People Officer where she is responsible for building and leading talent management strategies and enhancing morale and organizational culture. Rebecca brings more than 15 years of experience managing employee relations, benefits, organizational planning and corporate policy to her role at Nextech. Prior to joining Nextech, Rebecca served as the… Read More


A Growth and Learning Mindset – Now and For The Future

An interview with Sally Tucker, Vice President Ora Europe at Ora, Inc. Tell us about your background and role at Ora. EducationI conducted my undergraduate studies in optometry and, following completion of my professional qualifications, pursued a PhD in ophthalmology. During that time, I worked within hospital and university settings in the UK and US,… Read More


Diversity of Experiences Provides Depth to One’s Career

An interview with Kate Kline, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Kala Pharmaceuticals How has your upbringing informed your professional life? I grew up in a very close-knit family in Philadelphia. As the youngest sister of 3 older brothers, I learned to apply grit and tenacity and a willingness to go above and beyond supporting… Read More


OWL 2021 Membership Survey

OWL is keen to hear from our members and ensure we continue to deliver what is most useful to you.  So that we can evaluate our offerings for 2021, please spare 3 minutes of your day and complete this brief survey.  We appreciate your time! ──────── OWL ────────


Join OWL in SightLife’s Mission in Motion Three-Day Challenge!

In honor of Eye Donation Month, OWL and our partners, SightLife and ZEISS, invite you to join the inaugural Mission in Motion Three-Day Challenge (November 13-15) to raise awareness and support for the 12.7 million men, women, and children worldwide who suffer needlessly from corneal blindness.  The Mission in Motion Three-Day Challenge encourages participants to join our Community of Compassion by lacing up your shoes, hoping on a bike, jumping in the water, playing tag with your kids or grandkids, turning your knitting… Read More


Leadership Lessons with Jeannette Bankes: Authentic, Vulnerable and Self-Reflective – Being A Unicorn

Jeannette Bankes is President and GM Global Surgical Franchise of Alcon. She joins us to share her leadership lessons. Thanks to Bindu Manne, OWL Board member, for conducting the interview. Bindu Manne:  After hearing several accolades, I was pleased to meet you for the first time in Hawaii. I walked away thinking, she’s a unicorn… Read More


Doctors, Industry and COVID-19: Caring and Collaboration 3

On May 12th, 2020, OWL hosted the third virtual program in our Doctors, Industry and COVID-19 webinar series. If you’re interested in learning more about how practices are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, as well as some inspiration on how industry and ophthalmologists can work together on solutions to get us through these challenging times,… Read More


Doctors, Industry and COVID-19: Caring and Collaboration 2

On May 5th, 2020, OWL hosted another virtual program in our Doctors, Industry and COVID-19 webinar series – bringing together clinicians to share how practices are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, as well as some inspiration on how ophthalmologists and industry can work together on solutions to get us through these challenging times. Watch our… Read More