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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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OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, Noon 12:00 pm
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, Noon @ Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
Oct 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, Noon Host: Brandy Semore, Director; Delivery Services & PMO, Pinnacle Business Systems WHEN: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 TIME: Noon WHERE: Waterford Renaissance | 6300 Waterford Blvd. | OKC, OK 73118   OKWIT members have a unique opportunity to meet with other women in technology, coordinated by some of the most successful women leaders in the OKC area. Mentoring circles are scheduled in the coming weeks and will be hosted by IT Leaders who are offering to share with you their time, expertise, and experience.   This event is made possible by our mentorship program sponsors, American Fidelity and Semgroup
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, 3pm 3:00 pm
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, 3pm @ Devon Garden Wing, Devon Energy Center
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 10th, 3pm Host: Joy Hammons – Director of IT, E&P Solutions, Devon Energy WHEN: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 TIME: 3:00 P.M – 4:30 P.M. WHERE: Devon Garden Wing, Devon Energy Center | 333 W Sheridan Ave | OKC, OK 73102   OKWIT members have a unique opportunity to meet with other women in technology, coordinated by some of the most successful women leaders in the OKC area. Mentoring circles are scheduled in the coming weeks and will be hosted by IT Leaders who are offering to share with you their time, expertise, and experience.   This event is made possible by our mentorship program sponsors, American Fidelity and Semgroup.
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OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 16th, 11am 11:00 am
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 16th, 11am @ Chesapeake Energy, Creekside Building 12, Rm 212
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
OKWIT Mentoring Circles – Fall 2018, Oct 16th, 11am @ Chesapeake Energy, Creekside Building 12, Rm 212
Host: Misty Isaacs, Senior Director Information Technology, Chesapeake Energy WHEN: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 TIME: 11:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M. WHERE: Chesapeake Energy, Creekside Building 12, Rm 212 | 6225 N. Classen Blvd | OKC, OK 73118   OKWIT members have a unique opportunity to meet with other women in technology, coordinated by some of the most successful women leaders in the OKC area. Mentoring circles are scheduled in the coming weeks and will be hosted by IT Leaders who are offering to share with you their time, expertise, and experience. Parking Information: This event is made possible by our mentorship program sponsors, American Fidelity and Semgroup.
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Girl Scouts of WOK EPSCoR Women in Science Conference Volunteer Opportunity 9:00 am
Girl Scouts of WOK EPSCoR Women in Science Conference Volunteer Opportunity @ Science Museum Oklahoma
Oct 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
What: EPSCoR Women in Science Conference When: October 23, 2018 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Where: Science Museum Oklahoma in Oklahoma City   Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma needs your help! Our STEM Coordinator, Sara Wilkins, is presenting an astronomy-themed activity booth at the annual EPSCoR Women in Science Conference this October. There will be around 1,650 6th – 12th grade girls in attendance who are excited to learn about STEM. No astronomy or STEM experience is required! We offer volunteers the opportunity to donate at least 2 hours of their time. Of course, you are more than welcome to stay all day! Entrance to the Museum the day of the event, breakfast pastries & coffee, and a box lunch w/beverage are provided to all registered booth participants free of charge. Please let us know if you want to participate by September 14, 2018 so we are able to get you registered for the event.   Please contact our Volunteer Development Specialist, Ann Matheny, if you are interested! Here is her information: amatheny@gswestok.org (405)528-7962
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