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OKWIT meets monthly on the last Tuesday in Tulsa and the last Wednesday in OKC for leadership luncheons, networking or workshops.

Annual Gala!

 

WHEN: Friday, November 30th, 2018
TIME: 6:30 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.
WHERE: The Petroleum Club| 100 N Broadway Ave, Ste. 300 | Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 

This has been another amazing year for Oklahoma Women in Technology (OKWIT) as we have seen tremendous growth across the state and broadened our impact for both men and women working in technology that are advocating for diversity at all levels. Our sponsorship for women in tech has taken center front, while our outreach to young ladies aged 13 to 18 years old has strengthened exponentially.

Join us for an evening of celebration at the second annual OKWIT Gala, hosted at the desirable Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City in their ballroom, highlighting OKWIT’s 2018 accomplishments and honoring female leaders in Oklahoma. This notable event will be filled with dinner, dancing, great times and honorable mentions of women making a difference in our state with the announcement of our OKWIT Trail Blazer award recipient.

This is an evening you won’t want to miss, and all are welcome– so take advantage of the Early Bird Ticket Special now!

Dinner will be served, with a cash bar available.

Table sponsor for eight with preferred seating, wine service, ad in the event program, and sponsor recognition for $800.

Dinner includes –

  • Southwest Salad with Poblano Ranch Dressing
  • Duo of Filet and Chicken;
    • Filet with port wine mushroom sauce
    • Chicken breast with cream cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomato and cilantro
  • Roasted fingerling potatoes with asparagus and carrots
  • Fresh rolls with butter
  • Vegetarian available; red bell pepper stuffed with eggplant and tomato ragout on a bed of red lentil

Dessert includes –

  • Chocolate mousse pie with chocolate sauce and fresh berries
  • Salted caramel cheesecake with chocolate sauce and fresh berries

Recommended attire for the evening; cocktail & semi-formal. We also encourage you to have fun with our art deco theme; flapper dresses and zoot suits are welcome!

 

We are excited to announce that our 2018 OKWIT Gala keynote speaker will be Emily Sutton! Emily joined the 4Warn Storm Team in December 2009 as KFOR-TV’s first female meteorologist. Sutton is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) by the American Meteorological Society and has been awarded the National Weather Association (NWA) Seal. She is the only meteorologist in Oklahoma with both seals.

 

Since distinguishing herself while storm chasing live during the historic May 2013 tornado outbreaks, Sutton continues to cover significant storms firsthand for KFOR-TV. Her storm chasing gained national recognition with video showcased on CNN, MSNBC and The Weather Channel. Sam Anderson profiled her storm chasing experiences for “The New York Times Magazine” and blog “The 6th Floor” in August 2013. She was featured in a storm chasing article for “Popular Mechanics” Magazine. KFOR’s team coverage of the May 20, 2013 Moore tornado won an National Emmy.

 

Her passion for weather started at a young age but wasn’t realized until joining the Storm Chase Team at the University of Missouri where she saw her first tornado in 2004. Sutton graduated with honors and dual degrees in Atmospheric Science and Media Convergence Journalism.

She’s been awarded “Best Meteorologist” in OKC (So6ix Magazine), Norman (Best of Norman) and Enid (Best of Enid). Besides weather, Sutton loves to sing and had the honor of singing in front of thousands at Tennessee’s famous NASCAR track, Oklahoma City Baron’s hockey and Thunder basketball.

 


This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors – Devon Energy, Pinnacle Business Systems, Coretopia and by our event sponsors – Nutanix, Dell Technologies, Fortinet and Cox Businesses.

Gala Shuttle from Tulsa

 

WHEN: Friday, November 30th, 2018
TIME: 5:00 P.M. – 1:00 A.M.
WHERE: Corporate Woods | 4500 S. 129th East Avenue | Tulsa, OK 74146

 

OKWIT is providing a Tulsa shuttle to the OKWIT Gala being held Nov. 30th at the Petroleum Club in OKC.

Travel Details:

  • This shuttle is for OKWIT Tulsa members, guests, and those new to the organization. Everyone is welcome!
  • The shuttle will leave Tulsa promptly at 5:30pm, so please make arrangements to arrive prior to departure time.
  • The shuttle will return to Tulsa, arriving back shortly before midnight.
  • The shuttle will be leaving from the main entrance on the east side (129th Street) of the building.
  • The $5 shuttle ticket price does not include a ticket to the Gala, those may be purchased separately – details below.
  • There is a public restroom available at Corporate Woods, which will be available to all riding the Shuttle, prior to departure.
  • Wine and beer allowed, please no liquor.

Gala Details:

  • If you haven’t yet purchased tickets for the Gala, there’s still time! Event details and ticket purchases are found here: http://okwomenintech.org/events/. It’s going to be a wonderful evening, we look forward to seeing you there!

Please reach out to info@okwit.org with any questions you may have.

 


This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors – Devon Energy, Pinnacle Business Systems, Coretopia and by our event sponsors – Nutanix, Dell Technologies, Fortinet and Cox Businesses.

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Oklahoma IT Symposium 7:15 am
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OKWIT OKC Volunteer Info Session 11:30 am
OKWIT OKC Volunteer Info Session @ West on Western
Aug 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OKWIT OKC Volunteer Info Session @ West on Western
What better way to #BeTheChange than to get involved? Join us for our first Networking Information Session on August 24th at West in OKC! Lunch will be provided. We will start the session with a meet and greet activity and then dive in and share what each committee does and how YOU can make an impact within an OKWIT committee. We will wrap up the session with time for a Q&A. Whether you have a couple hours to dedicate to OKWIT a month or 20 hours, we will find the right fit for you! Learn more about the different committee’s and the role of the committee members here – http://okwomenintech.org/membership/ This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors – Devon Energy and Pinnacle Business Systems.
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OKWIT Tulsa August Event – Pursuing Your Passions 5:30 pm
OKWIT Tulsa August Event – Pursuing Your Passions @ 36 Degrees North
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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  Each one of us has hobbies and ideas that could become great, but often we do not execute on those ideas. W hat does it take to make the jump and pursue those passion projects? Please join us to hear from an expert on this topic, Robin Berkstresser, as we discuss how to discover and work toward your goals and passions. Robin has lived the methods she teaches, from writing books to starting her own company, Rogue Recruitment. Accompany us as she shares both her experience, and provides advice of how to find the motivation and courage to turn your interests into something great! Appetizers to be provided, and cash bar available. This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy, Pinnacle Business Systems, Coretopia and our event sponsor Cox Business.
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OKWIT OKC August Event – Communicating with Confidence 6:00 pm
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Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Young Professionals CO-OP Event 5:30 pm
Young Professionals CO-OP Event @ Dunlap Codding
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Young Professionals CO-OP Event @ Dunlap Codding
  Join Oklahoma Women’s Coalition for an opportunity to network with passionate and engaged young professionals from across the state. The first of its kind, the Young Pros Co-Op will bring together existing young professional organizations and networks to join in an empowering session highlighting timely issues impacting women in Oklahoma while providing opportunities to engage in current advocacy efforts throughout the state. Men and women welcome. Drinks and light hors-d’oeuvres provided. For more information please email nicole@okwc.org.
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