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2023 OWL Leadership Summit – Highlights

OWL’s second Leadership Summit, held in Austin on September 21-22, 2023, proved to be a dynamic gathering of industry thought leaders. The event, aimed at fostering leadership development and diversity within the ophthalmic field, saw an engaging lineup of speakers and interactive sessions that left attendees inspired and informed. The summit kicked off with a… Read More


Nominations Now Open for 2023 OWL Leadership Awards

It’s time to honor your peers who are advancing diversity in leadership. OWL is pleased to accept nominations for the 2023 OWL Awards! 2022 OWL Award Recipients: Jacqueline Armani, OD, Rising Star, Magda Michna, PhD, Catalyst and Jeannette Bankes, Visionary Leader   Awards VISIONARY AWARDSponsored by Apellis OWL’s Visionary Award honors an individual who has… Read More


OWL Europe

OWL in Europe: Bringing more of the “World” to Ophthalmic World Leaders!

OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership was established in the US in 2004 and up until this time has predominantly focused its activities within the US. Earlier aspirations for an intentional expansion across the pond were put on hold once Covid hit. As you may know, OWL’s mission is “to provide professional and personal development and… Read More


Summary of the 2022 Ophthalmic Business and Leadership Trends Survey

The 3rd edition of the Ophthalmic Business and Leadership Trends Survey was launched in May 2022 in collaboration with the Fundingsland Group. This comprehensive survey assessed the current opinions and business practices of professionals across the ophthalmic industry and had more than 200 respondents including OWL members, practicing doctors, practice administrators/CEOs, and members of the ophthalmic/optometric industry. Similar surveys were conducted… Read More


OWL’s 2022 Business & Leadership
Trends Survey

Make Your Voice Heard! Participate in our Ophthalmic Business and Leadership Trends Survey for 2022! This 5-minute survey will help us assess current opinions and business practices of professionals across the ophthalmic industry. The results will be published later this year and compared against feedback from previous surveys. As added motivation to take the survey,… Read More


OWL’s First Leadership Summit!

On February 3-4, 2022, OWL held its inaugural Leadership Summit, sponsored by Zeiss. A group of leaders from across ophthalmology gathered at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, CA, to brush up their leadership skills, learn new tactics, and network with their peers.  Addressing topics such as negotiation skills, making an impact beyond your job title, navigating… Read More


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


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


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


The Art of Networking | An Interview with Craig Simak, Co-founder of OIS

What drives innovation in addition to great science?