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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.

Communicating with Confidence – OKC



When: Wednesday, April 24th

Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Where: Cosabella Kitchen | 6516 North Olie Ave Suite C | OKC, OK 73116


Save the date on Wednesday, April 24th from 6p-8p at Cosabella kitchen to join Oklahoma Women in Technology’s OKC chapter as we discuss how to speak up & communicate with confidence in STEM, followed by our networking happy hour. This interactive presentation will be led by our very own OKC Programming Chair & Emerging Technologies Librarian at the University of Oklahoma, Ashley West. Audience members will have the chance to practice effective communication strategies & leave with tangible tips on how to communicate with confidence without feeling awkward. This will be an event that you won’t want to miss! Light bites & a cash bar will be provided.

Cosabella is a local catering business servicing Oklahoma City and Edmond that provides elevated, immersive catering in a modern deco space.

This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy, ONE Gas, and Coretopia

Networking Happy Hour – Tulsa



When: Tuesday, April 30th

Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM

Where: Marshall’s Brewery Tap Room | 1742 E 6th St | Tulsa, OK 74104


This April, join us for our second Networking event of 2019 in Tulsa!

Come join us in the Tap Room at Marshall’s Brewery while you courageously introduce yourself and make new connections to help you grow in your career path and personal endeavors. The best way to get the most out of this networking activity is to be involved – so come prepared with an introduction and experiences of your own to share!

This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy, ONE Gas, and Coretopia

The Future is Female! OKWIT Spring Retreat 2019 – Tulsa



Who: High school girls and chaperones from around Tulsa area

When: Friday, May 3rd

Time: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

Where: Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma | 4810 S 129th E Ave, Tulsa, OK 74134


Hello, Oklahoma ladies! Oklahoma Women in Technology would love to invite all young women 13-18 years for a behind-the-scenes look into the variety of career opportunities available in the Oklahoma tech industry. We welcome individual attendees as well as larger groups and their chaperones.

This free-to-attend event will be in Tulsa and includes the chance to meet women who make an impact in tech roles and companies across our state and see first hand what it is like to have a career in tech.

Tech is a growing field in Oklahoma as traditional companies are evolving into tech companies. Come explore the many forms a tech career can take on Friday, May 3. We can’t wait to see you there!


Who can attend?
In recognition of the ongoing gender gap in IT within the classroom and in the workforce, we specifically market this event free of charge to females in local area middle and high schools (ages 13 – 18). While this event targets women, we openly welcome men who want to engage in the conversation and contribute to a more equitable, diverse society.


Lunch and Prizes!
Each attendee will receive a complimentary lunch, a bag full of SWAG, an official OKWIT Future is Female t-shirt, and have the chance to win raffle prizes.


When does registration open and close?
Registration is currently open and will close on Friday, April 26th at 5 p.m. Space is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first come basis.


Can I register a group of people?
Contact info@okwit.org to register a group larger than 15 participants.



8:00 AM – Students arrive at first venue and register
8:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 11:45 AM – Breakout Sessions & Tour
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch
12:45 – 1:00 PM – Closing


Transportation and venue details
We ask that schools/individual attendees provide their own transportation to the Girl Scouts campus, where each breakout or tour will be within walking distance. There will be designated parking lots for buses and other vehicles to use. Parking lot details, venue addresses, and the order in which we will visit each venue will be provided by April 27th via email after registration.

Behind the Scenes Mentor Session – Tulsa


When: Thursday, May 9th

Time: 11:30AM – 1:00PM

Where: ol’Vine Fresh Grill | 3523 South Peoria Ave | Tulsa, OK 74105


  • Lunch provided
  • You must be an Advocate or OKWIT Contributing Executive to register. However, as one of these members – you may register for yourself plus one (your plus one does not have to be an OKWIT member).
  • Seating is limited to 15, so be sure to register early.
  • Use your MemberID to access tickets! You can find this after logging in to your member account here.


OKWIT’s Behind The Scenes Mentor Sessions are a great opportunity to meet with IT leaders in a small-group setting. Often we have set for ourselves the goal of being a manager, director, or a CXO because the path to that role seems logical for one’s career. Yet do we really understand the day-to-day activities and challenges of holding such a position? What is it really like to head a department or lead a division? What skills, knowledge, and credentials are needed to sit in that seat? Were there specific preparations to obtain the position? And once in the role, how does one traverse the day? This session mentor will share “a day in the life of their role” and what it took to get there and retain the position.


About Jennifer Kingham:



Ms. Kingham is the Chief Information Officer at NGL Energy Partners since April 2014. Prior to joining NGL, she served as the Chief Information Officer and Senior IT Audit Manager for nine years at a professional advisory firm. Additionally, she spent 12 years of her career at Williams in various IT technical and management positions. Ms. Kingham has a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and graduated Cum Laude.



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March Power Luncheon – OKC: TAKING THE NEXT STEP TO IT WORKPLACE DIVERSIFICATION @ Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
Mar 27 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
March Power Luncheon - OKC: TAKING THE NEXT STEP TO IT WORKPLACE DIVERSIFICATION @ Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
March Power Luncheon – OKC: TAKING THE NEXT STEP TO IT WORKPLACE DIVERSIFICATION     Paid Members (Adovcate & Contributing Executive Level): Enter your Member ID under Promotions above for a $10 discount! Not a member? Visit okwit.org/membership to get started!     TAKING THE NEXT STEP TO IT WORKPLACE DIVERSIFICATION Engage yourself, while engaging others!   So often we hear about the lack of women working IT and the importance of changing the dynamics when it comes to the diversity of workplace teams. We also know that diverse teams increases a company’s profitably and overall productivity. But what are we (*cough* YOU) doing to make that happen? As a potential female employee, are the recent statistics playing out in real-life – do you only apply for the IT job if you meet all of the job listing criteria? As a current employee (both men and women) on a team striving for diversity, are you reaching across the aisle to personally recruit/advocate for people you KNOW can do the job? As a manager, how do you diversify the team when the pipeline of diverse candidates just isn’t there? Stop waiting for these statistics to change and actively engage yourself and others, in order to diversify the state of IT today. Our amazing panel of IT leaders will discuss what really goes behind the scenes when receiving job applications for those IT jobs, the importance of team culture driving the current employees’ outreach to those within their network, and how to diversify a team when the pipeline itself is not diverse.   Our amazing luncheon line-up includes –   Panelist: Alan White, Director of Information Technology, SEF Energy Alan White is a technologist, strategist, innovator and leader with over 20 years’ experience in IT. He is a graduate of Queen’s University of Belfast, Ireland. Alan has worked in start-ups, SMB companies, as well as multi-national corporations in varying leadership and technology roles. A firm believer in being a change agent and challenger of the status quo, Alan is always looking at new and innovative ways to use technology. He is a passionate believer in the Steve Jobs mantra “Technology alone is not enough. It’s technology married with the liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing”. Alan is a competitive ultra endurance cyclist, 2 time cancer survivor and currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife, 3 children and 4 dogs.           Panelist: Crystal Heard, Cyber Systems Integrator, USAF Crystal Heard is a Certified Information System Security Professional for the United States Air Force and has been in the industry for almost 23 years. In her current position, she serves as the Cyber Systems Integrator providing engineering support on cyberspace designs, contract acquisitions, implementation, policy, and doctrine. Crystal received her Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1996 and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University in 2000. Crystal is a proud wife and mother of two great sons!               Panelist: Dr. Cynthia Rolfe, Seven Wheels, LLC. Dr. Cynthia E. Rolfe fosters personal and professional growth in others as a caring coach, fabulous facilitator, workshop wizard, successful strategist, and energetic entrepreneur. Highly energetic, she traverses easily between her analytical mind and her calm, creative presence. Dr. Rolfe has been tapped as a Top Female Executive, Professional and Entrepreneur and was honored as the inaugural Oklahoma Women in Technology Trailblazer. She has served in executive roles for – more than twenty-five years and has owned businesses in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. Formerly the Senior Vice President at the University of Central Oklahoma, Cynthia is now the founder and CEO of Seven Wheels, LLC, a consulting company that focuses on executive coaching, strategic facilitation, and writing. Among her many certifications Dr. Rolfe is a certified facilitator in creative problem solving and various profiles and a certified corporate mentor program manager who has presented at numerous leadership and creativity conferences. She is engaging and invaluable as a facilitator for strategic planning sessions, meetings, corporate retreats, and workshops. She developed a coaching model surrounding seven environments for living a life of balance.       Moderator: Mike Slack, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Clevyr, Inc. Mike Slack is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Clevyr, Inc. His responsibilities encompass sales, marketing, and partner relationships. Clevyr researches, designs, and builds custom software solutions for businesses large and small. Outside of his duties with Clevyr, Mike serves as a co-founder and partner at StarSpace46, Oklahoma City’s largest coworking facility. StarSpace46 is a hub for the technology and entrepreneurship communities. Mike’s previous work experiences include nonprofit fundraising, education, ministry, and consulting. He has a BA and an MA from Oklahoma City University. At home, Mike is husband to Renee and dad to Luke (6) and Mora (2).             Paid Members (Adovcate & Contributing Executive Level): Enter your Member ID under Promotions above for a $10 discount! Not a member? Visit okwit.org/membership to get started!   *Seated lunch will be provided. Please inform us of any food issues by emailing info@okwit.org before Friday, March 22nd.   This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy, Coretopia and our event sponsorOracle.