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OKWIT meets the last Thursday in Tulsa and last Wednesday in OKC of every month for either lunch, happy hour or coffee.

Oklahoma Women in Technology 2017 Gala

WHEN: Friday, December 1, 2017 
TIME: 7:00PM – 10:30PM
WHERE: Coles Garden | 1415 Northeast 63rd Street | OKC, OK 73111


 

Join us for an evening of celebration at our first annual Gala, highlighting OKWIT’s 2017 accomplishments and honoring female leaders in Oklahoma!

 

We are excited to feature special guest Major General Rita Aragon, who will share her inspiring journey and lessons on how to be a fearless leader – no matter what industry you’re in.

 

Major General LaRita “Rita” A. Aragon is a retired United States Air National Guard two-star general who is currently serving as the Oklahoma Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Major General Aragon’s story is an inspiring journey of many “firsts”:

  • First woman to hold the position of VA Secretary. As Secretary, Aragon serves as Governor Mary Fallin’s chief advisor on matters related to the policies and operations of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • First female commander in the history of the Oklahoma Air National Guard when she assumed command of the 137th Services Squadron at Will Rogers World Airport Air National Guard Base.
  • First female to hold the rank of Brigadier General in the history of the United States Air National Guard as the commander and Assistant Adjutant General for the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

 

Not only has she been a passionate leader throughout her career, but she is also passionate about making a difference in the lives of Oklahomans. Major General Aragon serves on the boards of the Red Cross Chapter of Central Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Commission on the Status of Women and the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma. She was named by The Journal Record as 2008 Woman of the Year, and in 2009, was inducted in the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame.

 

In addition to featuring Major General Aragon as our keynote speaker, we will be honoring a female leader who has made a difference for countless women working in IT and continues to hold the door open.

 

This is an evening you won’t want to miss, and all are welcome!

 

Heavy appetizers will be provided, as well as a cash bar. Attire is cocktail.

 

Special thanks to our sponsors: Devon Energy, Dell EMC, Cox Business & Jason Doll!