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2023 Women’s Leadership Conference Agenda

Women in Optometry has announced the agenda for the upcoming 2023 Women’s Leadership Conference
October 10, 2023 1-6:00PM 
New Orleans Marriott Warehouse Arts District
859 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

Join us for this exciting day and explore with your peers.


Embrace Your Bold – Keynote Speaker:  Erin O’Malley
Sponsored by EssilorLuxottica

Erin O’Malley is a communications expert who will take the WO audience through an exploration of identifying what bold leadership means to them and how to connect – or reconnect – with the bold and confident leader within.

Bold Decisions in Leadership – A panel discussion

Three ODs, Glenda Aleman-Moheeputh, OD; Breanne McGhee OD, MEd, FAAO; and Sandra S. Block, O.D., M. Ed., MPH, FAAO, FCOVD, DAAO (PHEV), FARVO, the incoming president of the World Council of Optometry, talk about the times in their careers bold leadership was required, how they prepared for it and what they learned from it.

The Language of Confidence –It’s not just words!

Erin M Brooks, OD, MS, FAAO, once joined a local Toastmasters Club to learn how she could present herself more confidently. Now she’ll share ways that introverts, extroverts and everyone in between can command attention.

Interactive Activity  “That’s Bold Talk”

Guided small group activities. Don’t undermine your message with body language, expressions or verbal tics that can confuse a listener. We’ll have fun while identifying our own potential message-spoilers.
Go, Be Bold, Lead with Confidence–Putting it all together.

Laurie Sorrenson, OD, FAAO, brings the event to a close with a distillation of the calls to action and encouragement to be bold and confident leaders in your respective spheres of influence.
2023 Theia Awards 
Join us as we honor the 2023 Theia winners in the categories of leadership, education, mentoring, innovation, young OD, industry influence and Business Insight. Meet the Winners of the 2023 Theia Awards of Excellence and stay for cocktails to celebrate them and feel the energy in the energy.
Cocktail Hour

Learn more here!


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