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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.

August OKC: Behind the Scenes at the OK Science Museum

 

When: Aug 28th, 6pm – 8pm

Where: Science Museum of Oklahoma | 2020 Remington Pl | OKC, OK 73111

 

 

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 also by our event sponsor, Cox.

August Tulsa: Everything is Negotiable

 

When: Aug 29th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: OU Tulsa | 4502 E 41st St | Tulsa, OK 74135

 

his 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.

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.

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The Future is Female! OKWIT Spring Retreat 2019 – Tulsa 8:00 am
The Future is Female! OKWIT Spring Retreat 2019 – Tulsa @ Girl Scouts of America
May 3 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Hello, Oklahoma ladies! Oklahoma Women in Technology would love to invite all young women 13-18 years for a behind-the-scenes look into the variety of career opportunities available in the Oklahoma tech industry. We welcome individual attendees as well as larger groups and their chaperones. This free-to-attend event will be in Tulsa and includes the chance to meet women who make an impact in tech roles and companies across our state and see first hand what it is like to have a career in tech. Tech is a growing field in Oklahoma as traditional companies are evolving into tech companies. Come explore the many forms a tech career can take on Friday, May 3. We can’t wait to see you there! Who can attend? In recognition of the ongoing gender gap in IT within the classroom and in the workforce, we specifically market this event free of charge to females in local area middle and high schools (ages 13 – 18). While this event targets women, we openly welcome men who want to engage in the conversation and contribute to a more equitable, diverse society. Lunch and Prizes! Each attendee will receive a complimentary lunch, a bag full of SWAG, an official OKWIT Future is Femake t-shirt, and have the chance to win raffle prizes. When does registration open and close? Registration is currently open and will close on Friday, April 26th at 5 p.m. Space is limited, and registrations are accepted on a first come basis. Can I register a group of people? Contact info@okwit.org to register a group larger than 15 participants. Schedule 8:00 AM – Students arrive at first venue and register 8:30 – 9:00 AM – Breakfast and Networking 9:00 – 11:45 AM – Breakout Sessions & Tour 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM – Lunch 12:45 – 1:00 PM – Closing Transportation and venue details We ask that schools/individual attendees provide their own transportation to the GirlScout campus, where each breakout or tour will be within walking distance. There will be designated parking lots for buses and other vehicles to use. Parking lot details, venue addresses, and the order in which we will visit each venue will be provided by April 27th via email after registration.
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Behind the Scenes Mentor Session – Tulsa 11:30 am
Behind the Scenes Mentor Session – Tulsa @ ol’Vine Fresh Grill
May 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Behind the Scenes Mentor Session – Tulsa @ ol’Vine Fresh Grill
Behind the Scenes Mentor Session – Tulsa   When: Thursday, May 9th Time: 11:30AM – 1:00PM Where: ol’Vine Fresh Grill | 3523 South Peoria Ave | Tulsa, OK 74105   Lunch provided You must be an Advocate or OKWIT Contributing Executive 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! You can find this after logging in to your member account here.   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. Yet do we really understand the day-to-day activities and challenges of holding such a position? What is it really like to head a department or lead a division? What skills, knowledge, and credentials are needed to sit in that seat? Were there specific preparations to obtain the position? And once in the role, how does one traverse the day? This session mentor will share “a day in the life of their role” and what it took to get there and retain the position.   About Jennifer Kingham:     Ms. Kingham is the Chief Information Officer at NGL Energy Partners since April 2014. Prior to joining NGL, she served as the Chief Information Officer and Senior IT Audit Manager for nine years at a professional advisory firm. Additionally, she spent 12 years of her career at Williams in various IT technical and management positions. Ms. Kingham has a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and graduated Cum Laude.
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Right-Brained in a Left-Brained World – Tulsa 5:30 pm
Right-Brained in a Left-Brained World – Tulsa @ Elgin Park
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Common measures of success in business focus on “Left-Brained” traits: facts, order, analysis. Increasingly, creativity, or “Right-Brained” traits, are being highlighted as an important component of success. How do we bring balance between these two dominant ways of thinking? How do we adapt to what our environment expects? Join us as Gena Nelson, Chief Data Strategist at dataStrat and Enterprise Data Architect for ONE Gas, shares her journey as a “Right-Brained” person living and working in a “Left-Brained” world. 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.
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Networking Happy Hour – OKC 6:00 pm
Networking Happy Hour – OKC @ VZD’s Restaurant & Bar |
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a Networking Happy Hour on Monday, May 29th from 6p-8p at VZD’s Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy drinks, appetizers and music while you courageously introduce yourself and make new connections to help you grow in your career path and personal endeavors. We will also be introducing our new Program Chair and discussing plans for the rest of the year. VZD’s Restaurant & Bar is a locally owned and operated bar located in the heart of the Western Avenue district of Oklahoma City. For three decades, it has been a hub for live music and fountain for beer and fabulous mixed drinks. VZD’s reopened in the fall of 2015 after being remodeled and revamped but still offers locals all the tradition it has always entailed. This event is made possible by our corporate sponsors, Devon Energy, ONE Gas, and Coretopia
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