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2022 Spring Retreat
This half-day event will educate young adults on the variety of career opportunities available for women in STEM. This free-to-attend event includes several sessions to meet and interact with women who make an impact in tech roles and companies across our state. Participants will see first-hand what it is like to have a career in the growing tech industry as well as the many forms a tech career can take in today’s day and age.
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.
What is the cost to attend?
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and donors, this event is free to all participants and chaperones.
How can I volunteer to help with the retreat?
To volunteer for the spring retreat and other OKWIT opportunities, please email email@example.com.
Do you accept donations?
Yes! OKWIT is 100% funded by donations and volunteer-led. Please find our link below to donate directly through our PayPal, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for larger sponsorship opportunities.
Previous Spring Retreat Schedule
We are still finalizing the schedule for this year’s retreat. Here’s what the 2019 Spring Retreat schedule looked like:
Check-In, Breakfast & Welcome Activities
9:00 A.M. to 11:45 A.M.
Data Center and Lab Tours, Presentations, Q&As
Attendees were able to tour multiple technology data centers and labs and met with technologists from a variety of tech fields.
11:45 A.M. to 1 P.M.
Panel of Technologists, Lunch, Raffle Prizes, and Q&As
Attendees enjoyed lunch and listened to our keynote speaker Crystal Heard, Cyber Systems Integrator with the USAF.
The event closed with open Q&A and Raffle Prize Drawings.
Let’s work together to further women’s impact on technology.
We are able to put these great events on thanks to our wonderful volunteers and sponsors. If you’re interested in supporting our Fall or Spring Retreat, you can: