Latest News VM Extends Nominations Deadline for Most Influential Women in Optical By Staff Wednesday, June 10, 2020 12:15 AM NEW YORK—Vision Monday has extended the nominations deadline for The Most Influential Women in Optical to June 26. Vision Monday will once again be highlighting influential women and their accomplishments in our July issue. In addition to our four traditional categories, Executive Suite, Mentors, Rising Stars and Innovators, Vision Monday is adding a new category this year, Above & Beyond, aimed at women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities. We are currently seeking nominations via an electronic survey form. For this year’s Annual Report, please consider women who are making a difference in the following five categories: Executive Suite: Candidates are women who hold the positions of president, CEO, CFO, CMO, CIO or COO that guide their companies forward, inspire leadership among their teams and peers and achieve high performance.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, professions, or within their organizations.Rising Stars: Candidates are women who are “up-and-comers” in their careers and within their companies or arenas within the industry.Innovators: Candidates are women who have initiated new product developments or special programs in the arena of marketing, technology, retail or patient service/philanthropy, who have spearheaded innovative business enterprises.Above & Beyond: Candidates are women who have led the way in giving back to the industry, their patients and their communities. To nominate your choices, go to the survey where you may select up to a total of two nominees for each category on the electronic nomination form. The deadline for submitting nominations is now June 26.