The 2023 Oklahoma Women in Technology Gala is scheduled for Saturday, November 11 at the Omni Oklahoma City Hotel.
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.
Purchase your ticket before October 1 to take advantage of our early-bird special!
How much are tickets? Tickets are $150 and will increase to $175 on October 1. OKWIT Advocate and Contributing Executive members will receive the early-bird price of $150 regardless of purchase date as a benefit of their membership.
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 to be determined closer to the event.
How much are tables? Full tables seat 10 guests at $2,000. Half tables seat 5 guests at $1,000. We also have a VIP table option at $3,000 which seats 10 guests and includes additional day-of perks such as VIP seating, access to a VIP-only bar, and two drink tickets per person that are good for any drink at the bar.
How can my company sponsor the event? We are extremely grateful to our generous sponsors and donors. Please click here for details on our sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships can be purchased through our Gala webpage or by emailing the completed sponsorship packet to email@example.com.
What is the dress code? We recommend semi-formal attire for the event.
Are there room blocks available at the Omni? Yes! We encourage you to check out our Omni room blocks here which are available for Fri, Nov. 11 and Sat, Nov. 12. Using our hotel block can save you upwards of $150 per night. These rates are only available until Thurs, October 12.
How do the casino games work? All attendees receive a starting amount of play money. Guests can collect their starting chips from any dealer and will have their hand stamped to indicate first collection.
How do I purchase more chips? Guests may purchase more chips in increments of $50 at any time with a credit card through our Gala webpage. For each additional $50 of chips purchased, attendees will also receive one (1) raffle ticket. If seated at a table, let your dealer know you are making a purchase and show them your online receipt. We will not be accepting cash for any purchases.
Will there be a casino games winner? Due to Oklahoma gambling laws, we cannot award winners based on earnings. To accommodate this, we will host a raffle at the end of the night where any chips won can be exchanged for additional raffle tickets. At the end of play, attendees will turn in their chips to their dealer and receive one (1) raffle ticket for each $100 in chips. All of the raffle tickets will be entered into one large drawing at the end of the night. Winners do not need to be present to win.
Thank you 2023 Gala Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor – Microsoft
Floral Sponsor – TransFund
Photo Sponsor – Asgard Cyber Security
Rideshare Sponsor – Citizens Bank of Edmond