Category: News

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?


2017 Awards Winners

Nominations Now Open for 2018 OWL Awards

It’s time to honor your peers who are advancing diversity in leadership. OWL is pleased to accept nominations for the 2018 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 in… Read More


Tips for Tackling DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS By Marsha D. Link, PhD

Tips for Tackling DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS By Marsha D. Link, PhD Outstanding leaders exhibit a variety of characteristics and skills. Among these are the ability to create and implement a vision, inspire others, take calculated risks, behave ethically, think boldly, and so on. For many leaders, it is early in their careers when they are faced… Read More


Nominations Now Open for 2017 OWL Awards

It’s time to honor your peers who are advancing diversity in leadership. OWL is pleased to accept nominations for the 2017 OWL Awards: Visionary Award 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 through their careers…. Read More


OWL Welcomes New Board Members

Kansas City, MO – November 21, 2016 – OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership (OWL), an association of interdisciplinary ophthalmic professionals dedicated to driving innovation and patient care by advancing diversity in leadership, today announced that Michael Ackermann, PhD; Taryn Conway; Candace Simerson; and John Vukich, MD, have joined OWL’s Board of Directors. Michael Ackermann, PhD,… Read More


OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership Announces the Recipients of the 2016 OWL Awards

Kansas City, MO – November 7, 2016 – OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership (OWL), an association of interdisciplinary ophthalmic professionals dedicated to driving innovation and patient care by advancing diversity in leadership, announced the winners of the 2016 OWL Awards at the organization’s Signature Event, which was held in Chicago, IL on October 16th during… Read More


OWL Announces Nominees For The 2016 OWL Awards

Awards To Recognize Members Who Are Advancing Diversity in Leadership Kansas City, MO – August 3, 2016 – OWL, a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to driving ophthalmic innovation and patient care by advancing diversity in leadership, today announced the official candidates for the 2016 OWL Awards. The OWL Awards include the Visionary Award, Catalyst Award,… Read More


Nominations Now Open for 2016 OWL Awards

RECIPIENTS OF 2015 OWL AWARDS (FROM LEFT): AUDREY TALLEY-ROSTOV, MD, VISIONARY WOMAN (RENAMED VISIONARY LEADER THIS YEAR); LAURIE BROWN, CATALYST; ERIN SCHALLHORN, RISING STAR. It’s time to honor your colleagues who are advancing diversity in leadership. OWL is pleased to accept nominations for the following: Visionary Award OWL’s Visionary Award honors an individual who has… Read More