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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


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


Doctors, Industry and COVID-19: Caring and Collaboration

On April 7th, 2020, OWL hosted a Virtual Program, bringing together clinicians to share how COVID-19 and the recent AAO directive is impacting their patients, practices and personal lives.  And what industry needs to know!   If you’re interested to learn how practices are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, as well as some inspiration on… Read More


An OWL Interview with Tracy Kenniff

  What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today (in Ophthalmology or in general?) When thinking about the biggest challenges a CEO or Administrator of an Ophthalmology practice faces today, the first thing that comes to mind is Consolidation.  This is the hot topic on all levels; small single physician independent practices struggling with the… Read More


OWL Interview with Dr. Constance Okeke

Why did you decide to join OWL? Dr. Okeke:  If you’re in ophthalmology, it’s great to meet other ophthalmologists and clinicians, but it’s also great to meet non-HCPs, whether it’s those in the media world, research, industry, or another division – all whose work relates to eye care. I joined the OWL Development Committee because… Read More