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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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OKWISE 8:00 am
OKWISE @ Hyatt Regency
Aug 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
SPEAKERS WELCOME ADDRESS G.T. Bynum– Mayor of Tulsa ​ MASTER OF CEREMONIES Jennifer Hankins– Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Tulsa Regional Chamber ​ KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Cindy Ng- Head of Marketing for the Drone Group, Intel Corp Kate Westervelt- Founder and CEO, MOMBOX Stephanie Conduff- Founder and CEO, Leche Lounge Allison Conti- Founder and CEO, Watkins Conti-Product, Inc. Kezia Williams- CEO, Black upStart ​ PANELISTS Jamie Mayes- Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Dana Weber- CEO, Webco Industries LaToya Rose- M.Ed Owner & Senior Tax Accountant, Rose Tax Solutions Cherie Humphries- Vice President and General Manager, Williams Caron Lawhorn- Senior Vice President and CFO, ONEGAS Jana Shoulders- Managing Director, Mariner Wealth Advisors Ricco Wright- Owner, Black Wall Street Gallery Charity Marcus- Entrepreneur, Political Strategist and Community Advocate Teresa Knox- President, Hickory House Properties, Harwelden Mansion, The Church Studio Timantha Norman- Founder and Executive Editor, Tulsa Star  Eve Peppers- Managing Partner, SAREVATECH Rose Gamble- Tandy Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Tandy School of Computer Science; Associate Dean for Research and Academic Affairs, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Tulsa Elaine Dodd- Executive Vice President, Oklahoma Bankers Association  Lindsey Watts- Analytics and Channel Manager, True Digital Security Sharon Harrison- Director of Workforce Development and Community Partnerships, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance Stacey Cordell- Safety/Quality Control Coordinator, Big Elk Energy Systems, LLC Jenny Cothran- Program Manager, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance Cathleen Smith- Kiln Department Manager, Dal-Tile Monica Baker- Manufacturing Engineering Manager, PACCAR Winch Heather McDowell- Associate Director, NE OK, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology Alexis Higgins-CEO, Tulsa International Airport Brenda Rolls- CEO, Frontier Electronic Systems Haley Marie Keith- CEO, MITO Material Solutions Sara Shmalo- Material & Processes Engineer, Spirit AeroSystems Taylor Potter- Principal, Potter Consulting Carey Flack- Head of Product, BLOOM Tammy Torkelson- President, Indigo Technology Group CONFERENCE AGENDA Friday, August 23rd | Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa 100 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103 8:00 AM REGISTRATION & WELCOME OPENING KEYNOTE: CINDY NG- INTEL ​ 10:30 AM WORKSHOP SESSION A: NEGOTIATING YOUR WORTH WOMEN IMPACTING FINANCE WOMEN IMPACTING ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT ​ 11:30 PM LUNCH FIRESIDE KEYNOTE WITH MOMPRENEURS ​ 1:00 PM POSTER PRESENTATIONS WOMEN IMPACTING CYBER SECURITY WOMEN IMPACTING MANUFACTURING ​ 2:15 PM WORKSHOP SESSION B: HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA WOMEN IMPACTING AEROSPACE WOMEN IMPACTING SOCIAL GOOD ​ 3:30 PM WORKSHOP SESSION C: QUICK TIPS AND TRICKS ON DESIGN AND MARKETING WORKSHOP SESSION D: HOW TO GET FUNDING FOR YOUR TECH STARTUP WORKSHOP SESSION E: DATA DRIVEN TEAM BUILDING Friday, August 23rd | Welltown Brewing 114 W Archer St, Tulsa, OK 74103 ​ 5:00 – 7:00 PM CLOSING KEYNOTE: KEZIA WILLIAMS- BLACK UPSTART POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING
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Oklahoma IT Symposium
Oklahoma IT Symposium @ Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center
Aug 28 all-day
OKLAHOMA IT SYMPOSIUM The Oklahoma IT Symposium is the region’s premier single-day event designed for the IT executive community. As technology continues to redefine business, geographic regions, and create borderless digital environments, it has become essential for IT executives to stay aware of global trends in order to integrate strategies into their operations. This allows your team to stay agile while maintaining your company’s competitive edge. The Symposium provides the region’s IT executives, leaders and aspiring leaders an opportunity to gather for a day of networking, collaboration, and knowledge-transfer through peer-led keynotes, breakouts, panels, and networking sessions.
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.
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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.
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