The 2023 Oklahoma Women in Technology Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel. Doors will open promptly at 6:00pm.
OKWIT would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor, Microsoft, for their generous donation to this event, which includes a $1,500 scholarship to be awarded and presented at the 2024 Gala.
This year’s gala includes a floor full of casino games in honor of our *lucky number 7* year as a nonprofit organization committed to empowering women in STEM fields. Our presentation includes a speech from our 2023 OKWIT Trailblazer and celebrating our eight scholarship winners who in total, received $10,000 towards their college expenses.
What is the dress code? We recommend semi-formal attire for the event.
What is included with a ticket? Tickets include a seated three-course dinner, two beer/wine drink tickets, passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, one raffle ticket, and a starting amount of casino play money.
Who should I inform regarding dietary restrictions? Please email email@example.com as soon as possible so we can accommodate.
Will there be rideshare credits available? Yes, we will be granting $20 in Uber credits to each attendee. More information to come soon.
Where can I park? The Omni Oklahoma City offers hourly valet parking starting at $15 plus tax from arrival up to four (4) hours and $25 plus tax from four (4) hours up to eight (8) hours. Overnight valet parking is $34/day plus tax.
There are also several parking lots and garages in the surrounding area such as the Convention Center parking garage (15 Mick Cornett Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73109) or Scissortail Lot (20 SW 6th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109). Visit parkingokc.com/parking for more details.
Is there a cash bar available? Please bring cash if you plan on purchasing additional drinks. Each attendee will receive two drink tickets good for beer or wine. VIP attendees will receive drink tickets good for liquor, beer or wine. The bars will only accept drink tickets and cash. There is an ATM on-site.
How do the casino games work? All attendees receive a starting amount of play money. Guests can collect their starting chips from any dealer. Additional casino chips can be purchased by visiting “Purchase Casino Chips” on this webpage.
How do I purchase more chips? Additional casino chips can be purchased by visiting “Purchase Casino Chips” on this webpage. Let your dealer know how many chips you purchased after your transaction is complete. We will not be accepting cash for chip purchases.
Will there be a casino games winner? Casino winners can trade in their chips to any dealer for tickets to a drawing held at the end of the night. Attendees will receive 1 ticket for every $100 in chips. Tickets will need to be turned in before the drawing at 10 PM. Winner need not be present to win.
Will there be a silent auction? Yes, we will have a virtual silent auction posted on our Gala fundraising page.
Will there be a drawing? Yes, we will host a drawing at the end of the night where our winner will get their choice of an incredible trip that will be advertised soon! All attendees will receive one ticket for the drawing. Additional tickets can be received by exchanging their chips with a dealer anytime during the night. Tickets need to be turned in before the drawing at 10 PM. Winner need not be present to win.
Are there room blocks available at the Omni? We were pleased to offer a room block with the Omni through Thurs. Oct 12. However, we encourage you to call the Omni at (405) 438-6500 to see if these rates will still be honored over the phone.
Thank you 2023 Gala Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor – Microsoft
Casino Sponsor – Heartland
Bar Sponsor – Dolese Bros. Co.
Floral Sponsor – TransFund
Music Sponsor – EY
Photo Sponsor – Asgard Cyber Security
Rideshare Sponsor – Citizens Bank of Edmond