Based in the belief that diverse leadership results in better outcomes – for practices, organizations and the industry as a whole – Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL) works across ophthalmology to provide professional and personal development and opportunities for collaboration. In this blog, OWL members share insights on building the skill sets and confidence required of today’s ophthalmic leaders.

How OWL has influenced my path to success

September 16, 2014

More than 8 years ago, I joined Ophthalmic Women Leaders. At the time, my “mission” was to simply expand my network, meet other female professionals within the…

To move forward and reach your potential, never stop learning

September 1, 2014

The 90s called; they want their refractive surgery back. Likewise, the turn of the millennium called and wants its cataract surgery back. Our world is changing…

To make the most of your eye care career, get on that stage

August 19, 2014

As an experienced PR professional highly involved in the eye care space, I’m often asked for advice on what steps young eye care professionals (ECP) should take to…

To collaborate or not: This is the question

August 1, 2014

The proverb, “Two heads are better than one,” was attributed to John Heywood, an Englishman, when it was first recorded in the 1500s, but the origin of the…

Keep doing your homework

July 17, 2014

At a seminar a few years back, I heard an interesting statistic: the average preschooler asks around 500 questions every day, whereas the average adult asks only five…

Choosing to lead

July 2, 2014

Leadership means a lot of different things to different people. It’s often confused with management, and sometimes seen vaguely as the opposite of being a…