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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 JULY UPDATE

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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OKWIT OKC – Giving and Accepting Actionable Feedback by Linda Clark 6:00 pm
OKWIT OKC – Giving and Accepting Actionable Feedback by Linda Clark @ Cedar Lake Plaza
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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.   Oklahoma Women in Tech invites OKC area technical professionals (men & women) to our February Networking + Professional Development event on February 26th, 6pm – 8pm at the Cedar Lake Plaza, located at 701 Cedar Lake Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73114, Delicious food, drinks and great entertainment all included with your ticket.   TOPIC: Giving and Accepting Actionable Feedback by Linda Clark is the principal in an organizational development coaching and consulting firm specializing in the power of effective team creation and growth, the power of feedback in innovative cultures, and strategic people operations. Her business focuses on peak performance, authenticity, and personal presence as a combination for success for individuals and organizations by highlighting the mindful selection of the best skills for the current situation and applying them with confidence. With nearly twenty years of experience in strategic human resources and organizational development in automotive retail, energy, manufacturing, non-profit segments and more, her reputation includes an operational focus combined with respect and empathy at all levels. She’s the only Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator in Oklahoma, devoted leadership geek, and mom to a 3 year old draft horse named Smooch.   Dare to Lead Facilitator Certification Program is an empirically based training and certification program for leadership and organizational development professionals, based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. The focus of their training and certification program is courage-building.   The ability to provide actionable feedback, and more importantly, the ability to receive feedback in a way that drives behavior change is a critical hallmark of organizational cultures reflecting innovation and creativity as part of their growth mindset. This competency is relevant to organizational strategy discussions, financial planning and evaluation, operational decisions, and the human resources talent equation. Organizations that value consistent and ongoing feedback show lower turnover, higher employee engagement, increased productivity, healthier safety cultures, and more. This competency ties directly to leadership competencies such as strategic agility, financial acumen, managerial courage, and more. As more companies consider feedback a dynamic, daily, business driver, and less the one-stop annual performance evaluation, it’s important that HR professionals understand the full cycle loop, points of resistance, and how to take people through feedback resistance and into individual and organizational change to impact the success of the organization.   Daily, organizations face feedback challenges when strategic goals are missed, processes or policies prove ineffective, behavioral challenges interrupt opportunities for success, or stakeholder disappointments are realized. Feedback is a financial foundation of organizational culture and success.   Discuss navigation of feedback conversations from an outcome perspective. Identifying resistance and offering support to move through the point of resistance and into change Understanding how personal, relationship and identity triggers influence the feedback conversation and often stall the change entirely Understanding feedback vs. opinion, and understanding how to appropriately respond, drive action, and communicate changes   This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy, ONE Gas, Coretopia and COX.
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OKWIT Tulsa – February Networking Happy Hour 5:30 pm
OKWIT Tulsa – February Networking Happy Hour @ Inner Circle Vodka Bar
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Oklahoma Women in Technology invites you to our February Networking Happy Hour!   Join us for a Networking Event in Downtown Tulsa this February at Inner Circle Vodka Bar!   Enjoy appetizers and a drink 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
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