This year’s request for nominations was structured like the 2017 Report in that we continued to expand the scope of women recognized in the report, who make leadership contributions throughout the ECP, retail, supplier, lab, managed care and association landscapes.

Readers were asked to make up to three nominations per the following categories: Executive Suite, Rising Stars, Mentors and Innovators.

The “Influential Women” process is not designed to be a vote or a ranking. Nominations were reviewed and categorized by Vision Monday’s editors. The “Chosen Because…” selections are drawn from the nominations submitted for each candidate. Honorees are organized alphabetically by category.

To view past year’s Special Reports about Influential Women in Optical, go to and click on VM Reports.