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Women In Optometry (WO) is a print and online business & lifestyle publication that targets the fast-growing female OD segment. It caters to women ODs’ professional informational needs with one key distinction: articles are written from the uniquely female perspective. A WO professional advisory panel guides the editorial content and members provide their unique, first-hand experience on professional and lifestyle topics including new practice ownership models, building for growth, balancing other interests with career, mid-career transitions, patient experience and research breakthroughs that WO’s readers can relate to.

WO provides women a platform to share their experiences, gaining exposure to a national audience that includes other ODs as well as those who are looking for new speakers or leaders to help them tell their story. It’s networking—via the magazine, our website, our live events and our social media pages.

Marjolijn Bijlefeld

Marjolijn Bijlefeld, Managing Editor

Marjolijn has been a reporter and editor for a number of years, much of that time in the eye care industry. Her goal is to tell compelling stories that inspire, encourage or entertain. [email protected]

 

 

Maggie Biunno Fernandez

Maggie Biunno Fernandez, Associate Editor

As a high myope, Maggie truly understands the impact a pair of eyeglasses can make. She enjoys sharing the stories of ODs across the country who are making a difference in the lives of their patients and their communities. [email protected]

 

 

 

2020 Women In Optometry Advisory Board

Mamie Chan, OD, of Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jenny Coyle, OD, MS, FAAO, of Fullerton, California

Nikki Iravani, OD, of Santa Clara, California

Alison Jensen, of Seattle, Washington; class of 2020 from University of California Berkeley School of Optometry

Lillian Kalaczinski, OD, of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Viola Kanevsky, OD, of New York, New York

Sidra Qadri, OD, of Los Angeles, California

Jessilin Quint, OD, MS, MBA, FAAO, of Augusta, Maine

Sherrol Reyolds, OD, FAAO, of Davie, Florida

Mona Sood, OD, of Chicago, Illinois

Annabelle Storch, OD, of New York, New York

Shauna Thornhill, OD, of Amarillo, Texas

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