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OKWIT meets monthly on the last week of the month in Tulsa and OKC.

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

Meet the Author Live Q&A with Tarah Wheeler

Join us for OKWIT’s first Meet the Author Q&A, featuring best-selling author Tarah Wheeler! This event will be held on Instagram Live.

 

When: Wed, May 27 | 4pm CST

Where: Follow @okwomenintech on Instagram to watch and participate live during the event!

 

Tarah Wheeler is Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America leading a new international cybersecurity capacity building project with the Hewlett Foundation’s Cyber Initiative. She is an inaugural contributing cybersecurity expert for the Washington Post and a Foreign Policy contributor on cyber warfare. She has appeared on Bloomberg Asia on US-China trade and cybersecurity. She is the author of the best-selling Women In Tech: Take Your Career to The Next Level With Practical Advice And Inspiring Stories. She is an information security researcher, political scientist in the area of international conflict, author, and poker player. She has been Head of Offensive Security & Technical Data Privacy at Splunk & Senior Director of Engineering and Principal Security Advocate at Symantec Website Security. She has led projects at Microsoft Game Studios (Halo and Lips) and architected systems at encrypted mobile communications firm Silent Circle. She has spoken on information security at the European Union, at the Malaysian Securities Commission, for Foreign Policy, the OECD and FTC, at universities such as Stanford, American, West Point, and Oxford, and multiple governmental and industry conferences. She has $3640 in lifetime cashes in the World Series of Poker. Reach her at @tarah.

 

Thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors for your continued support: 

Devon Energy, Paycom, ONE Gas, Coretopia

MEET THE AUTHOR

OKWIT Virtual Book Club

Our first OKWIT Book club series will feature the book “Women in Tech” by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack. Discussion sessions will take place beginning the week of May 25th. Please sign-up below if you would like to participate.

 

OKWIT will not provide copies of the book. Please check out your local library system for e-book rentals, or purchase through your favorite social-distancing method. If purchasing through Amazon, please consider supporting Oklahoma Women in Technology through smile.amazon.com.

 

Thank you to all our Corporate Sponsors for your continued support:

Devon Energy, Paycom, ONE Gas, Coretopia

OKWIT BOOK CLUB
COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 Update

With the safety of you, your families, and our communities as our top priority, all scheduled OKWIT events for March and April are canceled, and our Spring Retreat is postponed until further notice.

 

As of March 15th, we are following the CDC guidance which recommends canceling any events with 50 or more people for eight weeks. 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.

 

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

 

As always, thank you for your support and participation in Oklahoma Women in Technology. Our hearts and thoughts are with all of you.

 

Katy Battiest
President & Executive Director
Oklahoma Women in Technology