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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.

2019 Fall Retreat (OKC)

 

When: November 8 | 7am – 2PM

Where: Devon Tower | 333 West Sheridan Ave | OKC, OK 73102

 

Do you have a future in Technology?

 

Oklahoma Women in Technology invites Oklahoma career exploring women (HS graduates + High School students grades 10-12) to join us for day filled with fun activities, great speakers, inspiring local women in Tech, and SO MANY great resources all in 1 place to openly explore your possible future in TECHNOLOGY. This event is FREE thanks to our generous sponsors.

 

This event is aimed to educate career exploring women in Oklahoma about the breadth of career opportunities in STEM and specifically the Technology field. We want to inspire diverse enrollment into the array of technology training programs available to them, and to cheer their participation in the IT workforce. In recognition of the ongoing gender gap in IT within the classroom and in the workforce, we specifically market this event to women who are either a HS graduate OR a high school student (grades 10-12). While this event targets women, we openly welcome men who want to engage in the conversation and contribute to a more equitable, diverse society.

 


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

Networking & Volunteer Info Session (TULSA)

 

When: November 13th | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: Elgin Park | 325 East Matthew B. Brady St. | Tulsa, OK 74120

 

 

What better way to #BeTheChange than to get involved? Join us for our free quarterly networking event and volunteer information session on November 13th at Elgin Park in Downtown Tulsa! Appetizers and a drink ticket will be provided thanks to our corporate sponsors, Devon, ONE Gas, and Coretopia.

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.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MENU*:
Cranberry Walnut Salad
Garlic Plum Chicken
Mixed Vegetables & Roasted Potatoes
Cake

 

*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.

 

Festivities

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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The Momentum Round Table 8:30 am
The Momentum Round Table
Jul 10 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Come join us! Understanding how to measurably improve software’s impact on your customers and employees with proven, teachable tools. Schedule for the day: 8:30am – Coffee & Light Breakfast 9:00am – Momentum Framework Presentation 11:00am – Q & A 12:00pm – Complimentary Lunch Location: 233 S Detroit Ave, Tulsa Oklahoma, 74120 – The Pierce Building Executive Conference Room We hope to see you there!
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Jul 25 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tech Company Features Jessica Legako in Art Exhibition Oklahoma City-based tech company amshot spends most days focusing on IT services and software development, but once per quarter, local arts and charity take center stage at its downtown office. exhibITion: Far Away Lands, a collection of contemporary works by Oklahoma artist Jessica Legako, will be showcased on July 25 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the art show, sale, and reception. Her works will remain in amshot’s office throughout the summer. Benefiting Oklahoma Women in Tech (OKWIT), the event is co-sponsored by COOP Ale Works. It will take place at 428 Dean A McGee Avenue. It might seem unusual for an IT company to be promoting local art and culture, but Michael C. Thomas, CEO of amshot says, “our organization is committed to combining art, fun and community service as a core part of our business.” The proceeds of each exhibITion art show benefit a local charity, giving art-lovers more reason to attend. Each show has attracted upward of 150 persons — some are there for the artist, some are there for the art, some for the community, “and some for the beer,” jokes Thomas, as a local brewery provides beer to attendees 21+ for a $5 donation to the selected charity. “I’ve been a longtime fan of Jessica’s work, and I’ve commissioned pieces from her over the years,” said Rick Alliss, COO of amshot. “I’m really excited to feature one of my favorite local artists right in our office.” Legako’s works portray texture, movement, distance, and depth, primarily using intricately layered oil paint on wood or canvas surfaces. She draws inspiration from her childhood, dreams, aspirations, and nostalgic memories, playing off the relationship between the image she creates and the wood grain it is created on. In addition to selling the art on display at the July 25th event, Legako will also be debuting a collaborative line of canvas bags, pouches, and totes with local upholstery studio Thready or Knot. “exhibITion is amshot’s way of providing another outlet for promoting local artists in downtown Oklahoma City,” said Thomas. “It’s all about combining art, fun, and community service.”
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OKWIT Tulsa – July Networking Happy Hour 5:30 pm
OKWIT Tulsa – July Networking Happy Hour @ Inner Circle Vodka Bar
Jul 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
This July, join us for a Networking event in Downtown Tulsa! Come join us at Inner Circle Vodka Bar to 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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July OKC: Influencing Company Culture 6:00 pm
July OKC: Influencing Company Culture @ Rococo's (North Park Mall Location)
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 5:22 pm
Company culture is such a hot topic right now – whether it is benefits, open office environment, telecommuting or employee engagement. How do you make a difference? How can you, as woman in technology, use your role to influence your company’s cutlure? Hear from Tara Waddle, Chief Operations Officer at Allshore Virtual Staffing, talk about tips on how to influence your company’s cutlure! 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.