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OKWIT currently meets virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. Typically, we hold events monthly on the last week of the month in Tulsa and OKC.

Our events include leadership luncheons, mentoring circles, networking socials, workshops and more. 

Virtual Event: Volunteer Info Session (Afternoon)

What better way to #BeTheChange than to get involved? Join us for our Information Session on September 16th virtually on Zoom!

We will 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/

 

When: Fri, September 18 | 12 – 1pm CST

Where: Online Event

 

Thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors for your continued support! Devon EnergyPaycomONE Gas, Coretopia

Volunteer Session

Virtual Event: Personal Branding and Resume Writing (Evening)

Are you aware of your personal brand? Will your resume get you noticed? Whether you are happily employed or on the market for a new job, it is important to refresh your resume and personal brand. We are beyond excited to hear Ashley Clayton’s tips on creating a strong personal brand and an impactful resume.

 

When: Wed, September 23 | 7 – 8pm CST

Where: Online Event

 

Thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors for your continued support! Devon EnergyPaycomONE GasCoretopia

 

Ashley Clayton is currently an Optimization Program Manager at Cro Metrics, a company specializing in data-backed website testing and analytics, but that’s only the most recent tech career shift. She studied Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma but had a tech career find her instead of an academic one. After nearly a decade in Real Estate tech firms in roles across many disciplines, she’s leveraging her experience to help multiple industries and national brands create better user experiences in their digital services.

When it comes to personal branding and resume writing, she’s reinvented herself a few times and would love to share what she’s learned as a hiring manager after writing and reading hundreds of resumes for people wanting to take the next step in their career.

She’s been a guest lecturer and instructor for CTRL+SHIFT and was a recipient of the 2019 OKWIT Outstanding Service Award for her work at events and behind the scenes of OKWIT.

 

Virtual Event - Personal Branding and Resume Writing Tips

Virtual Event: Personal Branding and Resume Writing (Afternoon)

Are you aware of your personal brand? Will your resume get you noticed? Whether you are happily employed or on the market for a new job, it is important to refresh your resume and personal brand. We are beyond excited to hear Ashley Clayton’s tips on creating a strong personal brand and an impactful resume.

 

When: Thursday, September 24th | 12 – 1pm CST

Where: Online Event

 

Thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors for your continued support! Devon EnergyPaycomONE GasCoretopia

 

Ashley Clayton is currently an Optimization Program Manager at Cro Metrics, a company specializing in data-backed website testing and analytics, but that’s only the most recent tech career shift. She studied Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma but had a tech career find her instead of an academic one. After nearly a decade in Real Estate tech firms in roles across many disciplines, she’s leveraging her experience to help multiple industries and national brands create better user experiences in their digital services.

When it comes to personal branding and resume writing, she’s reinvented herself a few times and would love to share what she’s learned as a hiring manager after writing and reading hundreds of resumes for people wanting to take the next step in their career.

She’s been a guest lecturer and instructor for CTRL+SHIFT and was a recipient of the 2019 OKWIT Outstanding Service Award for her work at events and behind the scenes of OKWIT.

 

Virtual Event - Personal Branding and Resume Writing Tips

Contributing Executive Networking – Coffee Session

Please join us for our exclusive Contributing Executive Networking Event! These private events are held a couple of times each year in both OKC and Tulsa (or virtually during the COVID-19 Pandemic) as an opportunity for you to connect with one another in person. We hope that these events provide a network to share ideas, questions, and support for each other’s endeavors.

 

When: Thursday, October 1 | 8 – 9am CST

Where: Online Event

 

Only ‘Contributing Executive’ members are eligible to attend. When you sign-up for your ticket, use your Member ID as the access code and register at no cost. Want to become a member today? Visit https://okwomenintech.org/membership/ to learn more about our different levels.

 

This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon EnergyPaycomONE Gasand Coretopia.

CE Networking

Contributing Executive Networking – Happy Hour Session

Please join us for our exclusive Contributing Executive Networking Event! These private events are held a couple of times each year in both OKC and Tulsa (or virtually during the COVID-19 Pandemic) as an opportunity for you to connect with one another in person. We hope that these events provide a network to share ideas, questions, and support for each other’s endeavors.

 

When: Tuesday, October 6 | 4:30 – 5:30pm CST

Where: Online Event

 

Only ‘Contributing Executive’ members are eligible to attend. When you sign-up for your ticket, use your Member ID as the access code and register at no cost. Want to become a member today? Visit https://okwomenintech.org/membership/ to learn more about our different levels.

 

This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon EnergyPaycomONE Gasand Coretopia.

CE Networking
COVID-19 JULY UPDATE

COVID-19 Update

Updated July 2020

 

With the safety of you, your families, and our communities as our top priority, we are modifying our all OKWIT events from in-person events to virtual gatherings. Our Spring Retreat originally scheduled for April 2020 is postponed until further notice.

 

During this uncertain time, we are working to provide new remote ways to engage our membership. Please keep in touch with us through our social media, website, and membership e-newsletters as we announce online activities to foster interaction and education from your homes.

 

The threat of COVID-19 spread is being taken very seriously by OKWIT leadership, and we will continue to monitor the situation to make decisions for future events. As always, thank you for your support and participation in Oklahoma Women in Technology. Our hearts and thoughts are with all of you.

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March Power Luncheon – OKC: TAKING THE NEXT STEP TO IT WORKPLACE DIVERSIFICATION 11:30 am
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.
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