Category: Member

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


Nominations Now Open for 2020 OWL Awards

It’s time to honor your peers who are advancing diversity in leadership ~ OWL is pleased to accept nominations for the 2020 OWL Awards! Awards: VISIONARY AWARD – 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… Read More


Become An OWL Ambassador!

OWL is grateful to have the support of its members to progress its programs and events, ultimately towards the goal of advancing diversity in leadership in ophthalmology. We’d like to introduce you to OWL’s Ambassador Program. Starting this Fall, OWL members who have volunteered in the past or who volunteer at future OWL events will… 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


SoCal Chapter Kicks Off 2019 Events

Oh what a night!  Thank you to everyone who attended Tuesday’s first OWL SoCal chapter meeting of 2019!  Over 40 attendees joined us at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at UCI to network and gather pearls of wisdom from Regulatory & Quality industry leaders Denise McEachern (STAAR Surgical), and Bob Lundberg (Presbia) on the topic: … Read More


An Interview with Eric Major

Outlet: Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL): Advancing Diversity in Leadership – Blog Interviewer: OWL Publication Date: March 2019   OWL | What led you to joining OWL? Eric:  I am one of the newer members of OWL, having joined this past summer.  Our firm is an investment bank focused exclusively in healthcare services transaction advisory, and… Read More


Interview with Al Waterhouse

Outlet: Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL): Advancing Diversity in Leadership – Blog Interviewer: OWL Publication Date: February 2019   1 | What is the biggest challenge facing leaders today (in Ophthalmology or in general)? Despite the quantum leaps in technology, despite the ever-changing regulatory requirements, despite major shifts in the geopolitical environment, and despite the volatility of… Read More


Claire Bonilla, CEO, SightLife | OWL Champion Member

Claire Bonilla Key Messages – December 2018

Interview with Claire Bonilla Outlet: Ophthalmic World Leaders (OWL): Advancing Diversity in Leadership – Blog Interviewer: OWL Interview Date: December 13, 2018, 1:00 pm PT Publication Date: January 8, 2019   OWL: How did you hear about OWL and what inspired you to get involved? Claire: In 2015 it was impossible to enter the ophthalmic… Read More


Dr. Savak Teymoorian

Interview With Dr. Savak Teymoorian

Dr. Savak (“Sev”) Teymoorian was interviewed by Bindu Manne, Board Member at OWL, in October 2018.   Bindu: How did you hear about OWL and what inspired you to become a Champion Member?  Sev: The first time I heard about OWL was a few years ago. Honestly, what initially drew my attention to it is… Read More