NEW YORK—Women have undoubtedly made tremendous strides in many
professional fields. At Vision Monday, we recognize the progress made by
women in the optical field is nothing short of astounding even within
the nearly 10 years since we’ve been producing this Special Report.
Nonetheless, each year we are still amazed by the number of women
who are singled out for recognition by their peers, colleagues and
staffs through the huge response we get from VM readers’ nominations.
Though the number of women who have made an impact on the industry is
undeniable, the 40 women selected for this year’s Special Report are
deserving of the spotlight for being truly exceptional.
In the 8th year of VM’s anxiously awaited Annual “Most
Influential Women” report we once again segmented our nominees into four
distinct categories that highlight the individual strengths of each of
the women selected.
• Executive Suite: Candidates are women who hold positions such
as president, VP, CEO, CFO, CMO, CIO or COO that guide their companies
forward, inspire leadership among their teams and peers and achieve high
• Mentors: Candidates are women who are team builders, developers
of talent, who via example or education and training successfully
influence others to learn and to grow in their business or professional
• Rising Stars: Candidates are women who are “up-and-comers” in
their careers and within their companies or arenas within the industry;
sharp talents who are on their way toward higher levels of
responsibility and influence.
• Innovators: Candidates are women who have initiated new product
developments or special programs in the arena of marketing, technology
or retail, who have spearheaded innovative business ideas or
We hope you enjoy reading their profiles of accomplishment as VM
shines the spotlight on women who make a difference in this
ever-changing world of optical.
Please visit www.visionmonday.com to review an alphabetical
listing of past years’ honorees and to read prior years’ Special