OWL announces increased membership benefits

February 3, 2011

Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL) has changed its membership structure and benefits for 2011. The organization has refined its membership categories and benefits by developing an ambitious slate of leadership, advancement, and community-focused programming.

Bodega Bay, CA-Ophthalmic Women Leaders (OWL) has changed its membership structure and benefits for 2011. The organization has refined its membership categories and benefits by developing an ambitious slate of leadership, advancement, and community-focused programming.

The updated membership benefits will include:

  • Admission to the 2-day OWL online leadership conference.

  • Ticket to OWL’s annual recognition program at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).

  • Invitation to participate in the organization’s mentoring program.

  • Access to the OWL career center.

  • Access to monthly professional development webinars and informational podcasts.

  • Invitation to participate in the OWL/Women in Ophthalmology summer symposium.

  • Subscription to the organization’s monthly electronic publication, OWL eNEWS.

  • Access to the “OWL Sanctuary” member lounge at AAO and the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

  • Ticket to the OWL reception and program at ASCRS.

  • Invitation to participate in the city walk in conjunction with ASCRS.

  • Ticket to OWL “Roosts,” including informal events at the annual meetings of Hawaiian Eye, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, as well as at regional meetings (where available).

  • Opportunities to interact with other members via social media and through the OWL Web site.

  • Online access to the OWL membership directory.

OWL offers additional benefits to its premier business and medical members, including:

  • Invitation to OWL’s executive roundtable events. These exclusive events, held four times a year (in person at AAO and ASCRS and two conference calls), are designed to foster frank conversation on high-level topics.
  • High visibility. Premier members are listed in OWL’s annual report and on OWL’s Web site. Premier members are also considered for features in OWL publications, speaking at OWL events, hosting OWL leadership programs, and nomination for OWL’s annual leadership award.
  • Access to the premier members-only listserv and message board.
  • An additional ticket to OWL’s annual recognition program at AAO, the OWL reception and program at ASCRS, and all OWL Roosts.

“As the ophthalmic industry continues to evolve, OWL is flexing to provide greater value to our members and sponsors, and to support the advancement of women in eye care,” said Pamela Gleeson, president of OWL.