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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 – Self-Love & Self-Care Strategies in 2021

Oklahoma Women in Technology invites you to a virtual self-love/self-care event on February 24 @ 12pm, with guest speaker Jordan M.Pyle!

About this Event

Oklahoma Women in Technology invites you to our ‘Self-Love & Self-Care Strategies’ virtual event for February 2021! Guest speaker, Jordan M. Pyle will share key strategies & activities that you can fit into your daily life to promote a healthy balance of self-love & self-care in these unprecedented times. Registration is required.

Ticket price for non-members or ‘Friends of OKWIT’ members: $10

‘Advocate’ and ‘Contributing Executive’ members receive two free tickets. One for you and a friend. When you register for the event, use your Member ID (located in the top left-hand corner of your OKWIT emails) as the promo code and register up to two attendees at no cost. Want to become a member today? Visit OKWIT’s membership page to learn more about our different levels.

About our Speaker:

Jordan Mackenzie Pyle, M.S., is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at the University of Central Arkansas. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, and family units who have experienced trauma or exhibit problematic sexual behaviors related to maltreatment. Jordan also believes in bringing awareness to mind/body connection within the therapeutic experience. Jordan utilizes a Rogerian person-centered approach and believes in incorporating each client’s unique cultural and personal factors to help the client feel empowered and in control of their mental health journey.

Jordan completed a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Central Arkansas in 2019 and her bachelor’s degrees in both Psychologies and Forensic Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2015. For the past seven years, she has presented research at national, regional, and local conferences on topics ranging from child maltreatment to multicultural competencies in therapy. She was recently named the 2020 recipient of UCA’s Outstanding Graduate Instructor Award for her work with undergraduate students. After completing her doctorate, Jordan plans to further her passion for trauma work by contributing to evidence-based trauma/problematic sexual behavior treatments for individuals and their families. By doing so, she hopes to one day help break the cycle of abuse. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys naps and spending time in Oklahoma with her fiancé and their two cats.

Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this event is made possible. OKWIT thanks our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy, Paycom, ONE Gas, and Coretopia! Interested in becoming a sponsor? Visit okwit.org or email us at info@okwomenintech.org to get in touch with our sponsorship team. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run & operated. Thank you for your support!

When: Wed, February 24, 2021
Where: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM CST

Virtual Event – Book Discussion for “Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up” by Patricia Ryan Madson

About this Event

Join us on Wednesday, March 3rd at 12pm CST for this virtual book club discussion on Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up by Patricia Ryan Madson.

In an irresistible invitation to lighten up, look around, and live an unscripted life, a master of the art of improvisation explains how to adopt the attitudes and techniques used by generations of musicians and actors.

Let’s face it: Life is something we all make up as we go along. No matter how carefully we formulate a “script,” it is bound to change when we interact with people with scripts of their own. Improv Wisdom shows how to apply the maxims of improvisational theater to real-life challenges—whether it’s dealing with a demanding boss, a tired child, or one of life’s never-ending surprises. Patricia Madson distills thirty years of experience into thirteen simple strategies, including “Say Yes,” “Start Anywhere,” “Face the Facts,” and “Make Mistakes, Please,” helping readers to loosen up, think on their feet, and take on everything life has to offer with skill, chutzpah, and a sense of humor.

See you there!

Support Oklahoma Women in Technology by purchasing a copy of your book through our Amazon Smile link.

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

When: Wed, March 3, 2021
Where: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM CST


COVID-19 Update

Updated January 2021


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.


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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OKWISE 8:00 am
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Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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OKWIT OKC – Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum of Oklahoma! 6:00 pm
OKWIT OKC – Behind the Scenes at the Science Museum of Oklahoma! @ Science Museum of Oklahoma
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oklahoma Women in Tech invites OKC area technical professionals (men & women!) to our August Networking + Professional Development event on August 28th, 6pm – 8pm at the Science Museum of Oklahoma, located at 2020 Remington Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. Delicious food, drink tickets, cash bar, and great enterainment all included! TOPIC: Behind the scenes look at the Science Museum of Oklahoma Who wouldn’t want to see what it is like to be President and CEO of the Science Museum of Oklahoma? Who wouldn’t want a behind the scenes look at 350,000 square feet of hands-on science experiences, art and history? And who wouldn’t want to hear how Sherry Marshall ended up in this unique role! Not us! We are beyond excited and greatful to Sherry Marshall, President of the Science Museum of Oklahoma, for hosting us! Sherry has an amazing story to tell about how small moments in life can have a big impact, especially when looking at STEM careers. Sometimes it is the unconscious encouragement more than the “ah-ha” moments that can make the biggest difference. It’s finding the “fit” for your passion in the broad landscape of STEM fields, and discovering the joy in loving what you do. Please join us for this spectacular event! Ticket price for non-members: $10 – Register now as seating is limited. OKWIT members on the level of ‘Advocate’ or ‘Contributing Executive’ can use your Member ID as your discount code to waive ticket price. 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, Cox, Devon Energy, ONE Gas, and Coretopia.
OKWIT Tulsa – Everything is Negotiable 5:30 pm
OKWIT Tulsa – Everything is Negotiable @ OU Tulsa
Aug 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This August, join us and keynote speaker, Dr. Meg Myers Morgan.   Dr. Morgan’s talk examines how negotiating skills are crucial to getting what you want in life and work. And as she argues, negotiating isn’t haggling for more money; it’s a skill that forces you to have clarity and confidence in what you want. Using research, personal experiences, case studies, and laugh-out-loud commentary, Meg’s insights provide essential strategies that help propel women in their careers while empowering them to successfully negotiate all aspects of their lives. Ultimately, this relatable, funny, and motivating talk explores the many ways in which we as professionals hold ourselves back and how we can negotiate for more.   Dr. Meg Myers Morgan is an award-winning author, college professor, keynote speaker, and certified executive coach. Her latest book, Everything is Negotiable (Seal Press, 2018), is a best-seller and has now been translated in multiple languages. Meg gave a TED Talk, “Negotiating for Your Life”, for TEDxOU in 2016. Her collection of essays, Harebrained, won the gold medal for humor from the Independent Publishers Book Awards (2015). Meg is certified in Executive and Leadership Coaching from Columbia University and holds a PhD and an MPA from the University of Oklahoma. She is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma and leads the graduate programs in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management on the OU-Tulsa campus. She served as the president for YWCA of Tulsa’s Board of Directors, and is currently the vice chair for the Tulsa Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women. She was honored as a 2018 Distinguished Alumni from Drury University.   Ticket price for non-members: $10 OKWIT members on the level of ‘Advocate’ or ‘Contributing Executive’ can use your Member ID as your discount code to waive ticket price. 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, Cox, Devon Energy, ONE Gas, and also by our event sponsor, Cox.