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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.

Power Luncheon: Connecting STEM Pipeline (TULSA)


When: November 20th | 11:30am – 1PM

Where: Noah’s Event Center | 12710 East State Farm Blvd. S | Tulsa, OK 74146


Paid Members (Advocate & Contributing Executive Level): Enter your Member ID under Promotions above for a $10 discount! Not a member? Visit okwit.org/membership to get started!
The STEM Pipeline has a great deal of attention – we know that there is great need for STEM education in the job market, and we know that inspiring and educating youth to pursue STEM can lead to economic independence and vitality. How do we as an industry help fix leaks in the pipeline? How do we connect the pipeline end-to-end, from education to career?


Join us at our upcoming OKWIT Power Luncheon as we bring you a panel of experts from education, non-profit, and business sectors to discuss the current state of the Oklahoma STEM pipeline and gaps we must fill in order to see our businesses and communities thrive.


Our amazing luncheon line-up includes –

Panelist: Libby Wuller, Executive Director at Holberton School Tulsa

Libby Wuller is the Executive Director at Holberton Tulsa, the newest campus of the revolutionary software engineering school that “has no teachers, no lectures, and no upfront tuition” (Fast Company) and “helps inexperienced programmers land jobs at Apple” (CNN). Holberton is not only disrupting the education landscape; it is literally changing the face of Silicon Valley and other technology hubs. Libby is eager to bring the Holberton model to Tulsa in early 2020.

Before launching Holberton Tulsa, Libby spent five years with Quorum, a B2B SaaS company in Washington, DC, where she was on the founding team and lead growth on the business development and marketing teams. Libby graduated with a degree in Political Science from The George Washington University and still enjoys advocating for women and young people’s role in government. She enjoys cold brew, coffee table books, and skiing the Rockies.







Panelist: Susan Crenshaw, Energy Management Leader at ONEOK

Susan Crenshawis the Energy Management Leader for ONEOK, Inc and makes her home in Tulsa, OK.  Susan began her career as a sales engineer in the commercial construction business in 2004 and has enjoyed a variety of roles of increasing responsibility since joining ONEOK in 2010.  Susan is a proud Tulsa Memorial High School graduate and she earned both a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Oklahoma State University.  Susan is a past chair of the Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) Women’s Leadership Council, (now Women United) and is also a member of the TAUW Board of Directors.  She was Development Chair of the inaugural Board of Directors for the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance and is the Chair-Elect of their Board.  She also serves on the Hillcrest Advisory Board and with OSU-Tulsa as a member of the Helmerich Research Center Board.  Previously, she served in a variety of leadership roles for the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma and Rebuilding Together Tulsa.  Susan is a proud member of Leadership Oklahoma, Class 33 and graduate of Leadership Tulsa, Class 40.  She is also part of the Oklahoma State Chi Omega Capital Campaign Board and previously co-chaired her church’s capital campaign.  Susan was recently honored as an Outstanding Young Alumni for the OSU Spears School of Business.  In 2018, Susan was honored to be part of Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40, and she also received the Tulsa Engineering Foundation’s Student Guidance Award (Tex Richardson Award).  Also due in part to her education advocacy efforts, she received the 2017 Links, Tulsa Chapter Service Award.  She has received the Thanks Badge, Honor Pin, and Gold Award, the highest adult and girl awards in Girl Scouting and also was honored by Tulsa Business News as part of Tulsa 40, 2014.  Throughout her career in industry, Susan has continued her involvement and support of various education initiatives around the state.



Panelist: Luke Crouch, Privacy & Security Engineer at Mozilla | Vice President of the Techlahoma Foundation

Luke Crouch is a Privacy and Security Engineer for Mozilla Firefox, and has been a web developer for 15 years. Luke is greatly involved in the non-profit Tech community – he is a founder of Code for Tulsa and an organizer for Tulsa Web Devs and Techlahoma. Luke also enjoys learning and presenting about “exotic” web technologies and making them accessible to wider audiences.









Panelist: Casey Norris, IT Manager for HE&M, Inc.

Casey Norris is the IT manager at HE&M Inc, an industrial band-saw and material handling manufacturer in Pryor Oklahoma. What began as a helpdesk position led to an 8 year run managing an IT department that serves over 180 users across 16 departments, in 10 states and 5 physical facilities.

She began dabbling in STEM as co-captain of Memorial High School’s robotics team. Where she competed in the Oklahoma BEST and National FIRST robotics competitions.

Casey took the long road to a career in technology by earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, minor in sociology, and a women’s studies certificate from the University of Tulsa.

Casey’s background in small business has equipped her with a mix of skills and a unique understanding of business applications for technology. Leveraging this experience, Casey created a web presence that brings in over $112,000 annually online via a web redesign that doubled customer quote inquiries, an eCommerce store, and a social media presence that grew by 650%.

Through shrewd observation, Casey finds and optimizes tasks that are not traditionally an “IT” responsibility such as modernizing the way in which reports are generated and analyzed; leading to better business insights with fewer shortages or overages.

Lest anyone believe that being a manager means missing out on the day to day fun of technology implementation, Casey has also been responsible for design and deployment of point to point microwave transmitters to extend her network to all of her sites (one of which towers at 120 ft).

While Casey is not an engineer or even a decent programmer, she has managed both the personnel and the projects necessary to technologically modernize a company in a very traditional sphere. She balances this with an excellence at wrangling cats and is living proof that a good tech department requires all kinds of people.

She was recognized in 2017 as an “Emerging Manufacturing Leader” at Makers, Builders, and Dreamers Breakfast held by Dream It Do It Oklahoma & OK2Grow.

Casey is currently volunteering her time fundraising for the Green Country FIRST Robotics planning committee; and while she has your rapt attention, would love to talk to you about becoming a sponsor.




Moderator: Adrianne Covington Graham, Executive Director of Oklahoma Engineering Foundation and the Central Oklahoma STEM Alliance

Adrianne Covington Graham specializes in community engagement, advocacy, program development, strategic planning, and program implementation in her role as the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Engineering Foundation and as the volunteer Director for the Central OK STEM Alliance. Adrianne is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where she earned a BA in Administrative Leadership and a Master’s of Human Relations with an emphasis in Organizational Development. She is a founding member of the Central OK STEM Alliance where she has worked with a team of education and industry professionals to build the STEM Leadership Academy for teachers while also growing the STEM programs offered through OEF.

Adrianne and her husband, John, live in Oklahoma City, enjoy supporting locally owned businesses, and engaging in various community activities. They have one adult daughter pursuing a STEM education/career in GeoSciences and a son-in-law serving as a US Army Special Forces Green Beret officer.







Cranberry Walnut Salad
Garlic Plum Chicken
Mixed Vegetables & Roasted Potatoes


*Seated lunch will be provided. Please inform us of any dietary requirements while purchasing your ticket, or by emailing info@okwit.org before Friday, November 15.

This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy, ONE Gas, Coretopia and also by our event sponsors, Cox Business & Oracle.

Networking & Volunteer Info Session (OKC)


When: November 21st | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Rococo’s at North Park Mall | 12252 North May Ave.  | OKC, OK 73120



What better way to #BeTheChange than to get involved? Join us for our free quarterly networking event and volunteer information session on November 21st at Rococo’s at North Park Mall. Appetizers and cash bar will be provided thanks to our corporate sponsors, Devon, ONE Gas, and Coretopia, and by our event sponsor, Cox Business.
We will start a casual meet and greet and then dive in and share what each committee does and how YOU can make an impact within an OKWIT committee or leadership position. 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 volunteer opportunities and access our current leadership application here: http://okwomenintech.org/membership/

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

Gala Celebration (OKC)


When: January 25th | 6PM – 11PM

Where: Vast  | 333 West Sheridan Ave. 50th Fl |  Oklahoma City, OK 73102


Award ceremony and charity fundraiser for Oklahoma Women in Technology scholarships and event programming.

Don’t Miss the Geekiest Gala in Oklahoma!


Join us for a night of celebration and fundraising to support an incredible organization. This is the only event in the state of Oklahoma dedicated to celebrating those who are making a difference for women in technology in Oklahoma.



6:00 p.m. – Doors OpenEnjoy Cocktails, Appetizers & Silent Auction

7 p.m. – Dinner & Award Presentations

9 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Dancing, Silent Auction and Raffle Prize Drawings

2019 Award winners to include OKWIT Trailblazer, CE Member of the Year, Advocate Member of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and our 2019 Scholarship Winners.


Each ticket includes 3 course dinner, 2 drink tickets, and 1 raffle ticket

• Individual ticket- $100 (non-member ticket price, open seating)

• Individual ticket- $75 (member ticket price , open seating, limit 2 per member)

• Table Sponsor- $900 (includes 10 tickets at premium table seating, sponsor name on reserved table, sponsor name listed in program and slide presentation, 2 bottles of wine at table)

*Not a Member? Visit okwit.org/membership to get started!


All proceeds from ticket sales, raffle tickets and silent auction go directly to OKWIT scholarship program and other OKWIT programming.


To avoid ticket fees ($8-$50), buy your tickets from anyone in OKWIT executive leadership at the next OKWIT event near you! https://okwomenintech.org/events/


This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors: Devon Energy (Empower), ONE Gas (Inspire), Coretopia (Inspire).

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InnotechOK @ Cox Convention Center
Oct 22 all-day
Be our guest at #InnoTechOK, the largest tech conference in the region. Visit www.innotechok.com and register with Discount Code OKWIT9C for complimentary InnoTech admission and 20% off any of the special events.
Behind The Scenes Mentor Session (Tulsa) 11:30 am
Behind The Scenes Mentor Session (Tulsa) @ ol'Vine Fresh Grill
Oct 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Behind The Scenes Mentor Session (Tulsa) @ ol'Vine Fresh Grill
Use your MemberID to access tickets! 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. This session mentor will share insights into leadership in the technology industry. Please Note: Lunch will be provided by OKWIT. You must be an OKWIT Advocate Member or OKWIT Contributing Member 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! About Dana Saliba Dana Saliba Director of Information Technology University of Oklahoma Dana Saliba is the Director of Information Technology at The University of Oklahoma – Tulsa, where she leads multiple technical teams to meet the needs of the academic, research and clinical missions. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelors degree in Management and has an associate degree in Computer Science from Tulsa Junior College. Her twenty-nine years of serving in the Higher Education industry has been shared between the two largest universities in OK. She’s enthusiastic to collaborate and to provide effective and stellar services to her customers.
OKWIT OKC: See how your data is kept safe! Tour the TierPoint Data Center! 6:00 pm
OKWIT OKC: See how your data is kept safe! Tour the TierPoint Data Center! @ TierPoint Data Center
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oklahoma Women in Tech invites OKC area technical professionals (men & women) to our October Networking + Professional Development event on October 23rd, 6pm – 8pm at the TierPoint Data Center, located at 4121 Perimeter Center Pl, Oklahoma City, OK 73112. Delicious food, drinks and great entertainment all included with your ticket. TOPIC: Cyber Security Month! See how your data is kept safe! Tour the TierPoint Data Center. Want to see inside the “cloud”? In honor of Cyber Security Month, Join us for a tour of one of TierPoint’s many data centers. Tierpoint is the largerst commercial Data Center provider in Oklahoma. Built on a private 15-acre campus in Oklahoma City, TierPoint operates two carrier-class, carrier-neutral data centers that are fortified to help ensure the safety and security of data and systems. Both facilities are audited under SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II, PCI-DSS*, GLBA and HIPAA standards annually and are ITAR and EU-US Privacy Shield registered. Impressive! Please join us and see how your data is kept safe! Ticket price for non-members: $10 – Register now as seating is limited. *Please bring ID to enter the building 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, Devon Energy, ONE Gas, Coretopia and COX.
OKWIT Tulsa – Cybersecurity Workshop 5:30 pm
OKWIT Tulsa – Cybersecurity Workshop @ 36 Degrees North
Oct 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us to celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and hear from Jenna Waters, Cybersecurity Consultant and PCI Services AQSA at True Digital Security. Held every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. 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, Devon Energy, ONE Gas, and Coretopia.
The Enlightened Professional – Mentor Session (OKC) 11:30 am
The Enlightened Professional – Mentor Session (OKC) @ The Hutch on Avondale
Oct 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
  Use your MemberID to access tickets! The Enlightened Professional – Let’s face it. Life is full and frenetic for a professional. While much is offered regarding life balance – and we all believe we need it – what is it we are truly striving for as human beings rather than human doings? Creating a professional life while maintaining oneself as a “whole” person can be challenging. This session mentor will facilitate a discussion on personal tools to achieve thriving through transitions (career and in life). These discussion topics may include creativity, communication, conflict management, leadership, finding your dream job, discovering your “place” or other soft skills by your request.   Please Note: Lunch will be provided by OKWIT. You must be an OKWIT Advocate Member or OKWIT Contributing Member 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!   About Joy Hammons: Joy Hammons is Founder and CEO of Foreword, a leadership coaching and strategy consulting firm located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She served as Director of IT for Devon Energy during her tenure there. She had the responsibility for strategic portfolio solutions. Her prior role included support of all exploration and production applications, land solutions, and content management. Joy served as worldwide infrastructure manager at Kerr-McGee Corporation and Director/General Manager for Williams Teleservices, as well as various other roles. She has served in a broad range of leadership positions throughout her career. In addition to other volunteer roles and advisory board positions, she is one of the Oklahoma Women in Technology’s current advisory board members. She is a current member of Oklahoma Women’s Energy Network. Her passion lies in coaching individual leaders and teams to success, both personally and professionally. She is certified as a Life Coach, a previous United Way and American Heart Association Board volunteer, involved in STEM related activities, and a lifetime member of the FBI Citizens Academy. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class 32 and is a lifetime member of that organization. Joy was selected to attend the U.S. Commandants National Security Summit this July in Carlisle, PA as a civilian participant. She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Philharmonic Society. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.
Data Science and AI Conference
Data Science and AI Conference @ Downtown DoubleTree Hotel - Tulsa, OK
Oct 31 all-day
Program Description The OSU Data Science & AI Conference will explore the management and strategic impact big data can have on a company or organization. Business professionals interested in exploring analytics applications and processes for implementing such initiatives in your organization should attend this conference.