NEW YORK—Nominations for the 2024 Theia Awards of Excellence from Women In Optometry are now open. This is the ninth year that Women in Optometry is giving this awards recognition, which will be presented during the American Academy of Optometry meeting in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 6-9, 2024. Each of the award categories open for nominations is named for a trailblazing woman optometrist. The Industry Influence category is open to women ODs as well as women who are not optometrists.

Theia Awards winners will be chosen based in the following categories:

Leadership: organizational or community leadership or advocacy

Mentoring: active role in guiding others in practice management and more beyond optometry school

Innovation: outreach, marketing, practice models, inventions, etc.

Education: inspirational, motivational educator

Young OD: an OD within 10 years of graduation who shows any/all of the above qualities

Industry Influencer: open to women ODs and non-ODs who are influencing the future of the profession in their industry roles or affiliations

Business: a doctor who shows remarkable acumen in business success

Nominations are now open here and close on May 1.