Latest News EYE2EYE Coffee Talk Session on Aug. 12 Features a Conversation with Four of Vision Monday’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical By Staff Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:24 AM NEW YORK—Tomorrow's Aug. 12 EYE2EYE Coffee Talk session will enable attendees to "Listen In To Tomorrow," and learn from several #Luminaries, four of Vision Monday's 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical honorees. Marge Axelrad, senior vice president and editorial director at Vision Monday will moderate a chat with a few of this year's Rising Stars, Innovators and Modern Mentors. They are among the 50 women selected in this year's roster of female achievers from throughout the business, chosen from more than 300 nominees sent in by Vision Monday readers. The weekly “Coffee Talk” session begins Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 12:15 p.m. EST. Among the #MostInfluentialWomen taking part in this week's Coffee Talk: Innovator, Leigh Berbarian, director of marketing, Todd Rogers Eyewear, Andover, Mass.; Mentor, Camille Cohen, OD, Pearle Vision, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Rising Star, Brooke Hargrove, co-owner, Empire Optical, Tulsa, Okla.; and Rising Star, Mollie Tavel Kaback, director of growth initiatives & community engagement, Dr. Tavel Family Eye Care, Indianapolis. The complete roster of 50 Vision Monday's 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical — all honoree sections and a PDF of the complete report plus prior year's honorees — are viewable here."The four women invited to our Coffee Talk chat are among those who personify new energy, creativity and accomplishment," said Axelrad. "We will be exploring their views on the future of vision care, their career goals, and what they believe are the priorities and fresh ideas of new, young female leaders today. " “The Virtual EYE2EYE Series was initially conceived as a series of weekly virtual panels inspired by Vision Expo’s educational EYE2EYE Series. Since launching in April, however, the series has evolved into much more than that,” said Tarrence Lackran, director of programs and partnerships at The Vision Council and organizer of the Virtual EYE2EYE Series. “Beyond serving as a way to host several panels originally scheduled for Vision Expo East 2020 in adapted formats, the series has also served as a platform from which we can come together for timely conversations addressing current challenges in the vision community, and the response has been overwhelming – a testament to the truly collaborative nature of this industry. We are excited to continue these insightful conversations in August.”To register for the EYE2EYE Coffee Talk session, please sign up here.To learn more about the Virtual EYE2EYE Series, visit west.visionexpo.com/virtual-eye-2-eye. If you have previously registered for the EYE2EYE series you must register again using the new link.