WO Women’s Leadership Conference Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023

Womens Leadership Conference

The fifth annual Women In Optometry Women’s Leadership Conference — “Be Bold — Leading With Confidence” — will feature lively discussions and presentations from optometric leaders on how they found and honed their bold and confident leadership style. The conference will be held in conjunction with the American Academy of Optometry meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, from 1 p.m. — 6 p.m. 

Leadership advisor and communications specialist Erin O’Malley will deliver the keynote on confident leadership: Embrace YOUR Bold. Whether you’re a seasoned leader or brand new in a leadership role, the demands and expectations placed on women leaders from their teams, patients, and society can be exhilarating and daunting at the same time. These expectations, combined with a healthy dose of ambition and drive characteristic of most women leaders, require a bold and confident leadership style. In a fun and interactive session, O’Malley will provide people the tools and inspiration they need to imagine what’s possible and discover their impact. The keynote is sponsored by EssilorLuxottica.

Several current and upcoming leaders in optometry will share how they have become more bold — in the way they lead, think or approach decisions.

The conference ends with the presentation of the 2023 Theia Awards of Excellence and a cocktail reception. WO editor Marjolijn Bijlefeld said, “Confidence is contagious. Watching WO Leadership Conference attendees interact, empower, and encourage each other is a highlight of my year. It’s great to see the way that women in the profession want to support each other and celebrate each other’s large and small victories. It’s wonderful to see and hear from women who are already influential, and from those who will be future bold, confident leaders.” The meeting is ideal for optometrists in every career setting, students, and those supporting ODs in their roles, as well as industry representatives.

Platinum sponsors of the event are Alcon, Allergan, CooperVision, and EssilorLuxottica. Supporting sponsor is Iveric Bio. 

Learn more about and register for the Women’s Leadership Conference Oct. 10, 2023, a live event in New Orleans, Louisiana, here.

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