NEW YORK—Vision Monday will be hosting a special luncheon event and program to pay tribute to this year's roster of 2023 Most Influential Women (MIW) in Optical on Sept. 29 during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. This year's list of honorees will be featured in the July/August print and digital editions of VM. The Special Report will be posted in VMAIL and on on July 31. These women, along with many prior year MIW honorees and other guests, will be celebrated at the special event in Las Vegas.

The program will also feature a dynamic guest keynote speaker, Simone Ahuja, a best-selling author, Harvard Business Review contributor and business school advisor who will speak about innovation and "intrepreneurship" to the audience. More about Ahuja and a special message from about the appearance at VM's Sept. 29 event are posted here.

This is the 21st year of Vision Monday's Most Influential Women in Optical Report, its honorees selected by VM's editors based on nomination submissions from its readers. Since its inception, VM has honored more than 700 women across all facets of the field.

"This special and unique luncheon event and program in Las Vegas during Vision Expo West is an unparalleled opportunity to connect, collaborate and build meaningful relationships within a powerful network of industry leaders," stated Marge Axelrad, SVP and editorial director of Vision Monday. Throughout the program, VM will celebrate the major impact of these women on the vision care field and the optical industry, from early-career Rising Stars, Mentors and Innovators to accomplished executives.

As of presstime, Visionary Sponsors of the VM 2023 Most Influential Women in Optical luncheon event and program included Alcon, EssilorLuxottica and Johnson & Johnson Vision. Partner Sponsors include The Vision Council, Vision Expo, VSP Vision and Walmart. Supporting Sponsors include Advancing EyeCare, Hoya Vision Care, Modo, the Optical Women's Association (OWA), Safilo, Vision Source and Zeiss.

The event will be held at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas at Vision Expo West, with arrivals and check-in starting at noon. The program will start at 12:15 p.m., ending at 2:00 p.m. Tickets include program and lunch. Registration information and ticket details are posted at