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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.

OKC October Event – Conquer Your Fears!

WHEN: Wednesday, October 24, 2018
TIME: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHERE: StarSpace46, Inc. | 1141 West Sheridan Ave, 2nd Floor | OKC, OK 73106

Struggling to find the best way to handle conflict in your workplace? Trying to work up the nerve to quit your job and apply for a new one? Then this is the event for you!

 

Join us as we face and conquer our fears at our very first open dialogue event at StarSpace46! Through a moderated audience-driven Q&A we’ll dive into several intimidating and “scary” topics, including how to identify and handle workplace discrimination, negotiations with your boss, interviewing for a new position, and more.

Regardless of your experience level, we want to hear from you! Come prepared with your questions for discussion, as well as your own personal experiences to be shared, and let OKWIT help you conquer your fears!

In addition to some interactive conversations, we’ll be hosting a costume contest with prizes!!


Appetizers and cash bar will be provided by our incredible corporate sponsors – Devon and Pinnacle Business Systems – and our generous event sponsor, Cox Business

Tulsa October Event – CyberSecurity Escape Room!

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 30th, 2018
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
WHERE: QuickTrip Corporation | 4705 South 129th East Ave | Tulsa, OK 74134

Corporate Security is a top concern for companies today, and each employee plays an important role in mitigating security risk. This October, during National Cyber Security Awareness Month, join us at QuikTrip Corporation to immerse yourself in a unique security training experience and learn how you can make a difference in your company’s security. Experience how QuikTrip Corporation built out a custom escape room, designed to train participants on their corporate security policy. You will have the opportunity to attempt the escape room scenario, which is themed after Sherlock Holmes. No matter your job title in your organization, there is something for you to both learn and enjoy at this event.

Appetizers and drinks will be available, thanks to our corporate sponsors.


This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy, Pinnacle Business Systems, and Coretopia.

2018 Fall Retreat – Be Brave!

 

WHEN: Friday, November 2nd, 2018
TIME: 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
WHERE: Devon Energy Center | 333 W Sheridan Ave | Oklahoma City, OK 73102

 

Do you have a future in Technology?

Oklahoma Women in Technology invites OKC career exploring women (HS graduates + High School students grades 10-12) to join us for day filled with fun activities, great speakers, inspiring local women in Tech, and SO MANY great resources all in 1 place to openly explore your possible future in TECHNOLOGY. This event is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors.

This half day event is aimed to educate career exploring women in Oklahoma about the breadth of career opportunities in STEM and specifically the Technology field. We want to inspire diverse enrollment into the array of technology training programs available to them, and to cheer their participation in the IT workforce. In recognition of the ongoing gender gap in IT within the classroom and in the workforce, we specifically market this event to women who are either a HS graduate OR a high school student (grades 10-12). While this event targets women, we openly welcome men who want to engage in the conversation and contribute to a more equitable, diverse society.

2018 EVENT SCHEDULE
7:30AM-8:15AM (CHECK-IN, CHANGE INTO EVENT T-SHIRT, GRAB A SNACK, START YOUR NETWORKING BINGO AND OR CHECK OUT THE EDUCATION FAIR)
8:15AM (OPENING REMARKS)
8:30AM-NOON (BREAKOUT SESSIONS, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, NETWORKING BINGO, EDUCATION FAIR)
12-1:30PM – (LUNCH SERVED, CLOSING REMARKS, PARTICIPANTS DISMISSED)

 


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

Annual Gala!

 

WHEN: Friday, November 30th, 2018
TIME: 7:00 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 and Cox Businesses.

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Oklahoma IT Symposium 7:15 am
Oklahoma IT Symposium @ Hilton Garden Inn
Aug 15 @ 7:15 am – 5:00 pm
Oklahoma IT Symposium @ Hilton Garden Inn
  Don’t forget to check out the Diversity in Tech Breakout session, hosted by OKWIT!
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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
OKWIT Tulsa August Event - Pursuing Your Passions @ 36 Degrees North
  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
OKWIT OKC August Event – Communicating with Confidence @ Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
OKWIT OKC August Event - Communicating with Confidence @ Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
  Join us this month as we discuss the importance of communicating with confidence! Confidence isn’t necessarily a feeling, it’s how you present yourself despite how you’re feeling – and this is something that can be improved over time. By acting confidently, you can influence how others perceive you and change how you feel about yourself; within each interaction it is not what you communicate, but how you communicate that makes all the difference. At this event, we won’t only discuss the lack of confidence, but also how egos and hot-headed temperaments can impact the way others perceive your message. Accompany us for a dialogue on cultivating emotional control, insight, charisma, and courage to voice your ideas and respectfully champion them. Appetizers to be provided, and cash bar available. We look forward to seeing you there, and promoting growth through confidence! This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy and Pinnacle Business Systems, and Coretopia.
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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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