Highlighting the scientific, economic, and societal impacts being made by women in Oklahoma

August 23, 2019 | Hyatt Regency | Tulsa, OK

 
 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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CINDY NG

Head of Marketing, Intel Drone Group

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KEZIA WILLIAMS

CEO, Black upStart

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G.T. BYNUM

Mayor of Tulsa

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JENNIFER HANKINS

Vice President of Entrepreneurship & Small Business,

Tulsa Regional Chamber

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KATE WESTERVELT

Founder & CEO, MOMBOX

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STEPHANIE CONDUFF

Founder & CEO, Leche Lounge

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ALLISON CONTI

Founder & CEO,

Watkins-Conti Product Inc.

WOMEN IMPACTING FINANCE PANEL

These women are making a positive difference in the financial industry. Industry-wide, women represent about 48% of financial services jobs. Unfortunately, only 12.5% of executives in the finance industry are women. The panelists will share stories of women breaking those statistics and will examine the experiences that helped them make waves in the financial industry and pave the way for future female financial leaders.

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JAMIE MAYES

Senior Vice President,

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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CHERIE HUMPHRIES

Vice President & General Manager,

Williams

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DANA WEBER

CEO,

Webco Industries

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CARON LAWHORN

Senior Vice President & CFO,

ONEGAS

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LATOYA ROSE

M.Ed Owner & Senior Tax Account,

Rose Tax Solutions

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JANA SHOULDERS

Managing Director,

Mariner Wealth Advisors

WOMEN IMPACTING ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PANEL

Sustained economic development is essential to the growth of a community. With the right guidance, an entrepreneur with a great idea can create a successful business. Throughout their careers, these panelists have empowered others and helped them achieve their personal goals and fulfill their potential. Whether that be through working spaces, political consulting, higher education, or journalism, these panelists offer a wide range of new ideas to their communities.

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CHARITY MARCUS

Entrepreneur, Political Strategist, & Community Advocate

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TERESA KNOX

Entrepreneur, President Hickory House Properties, Harweldon Mansion, The Church Studio

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TIMANTHA NORMAN

Founder & Executive Editor,

Tulsa Star

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RICCO WRIGHT

Owner,

Black Wall Street Gallery

WOMEN IMPACTING CYBERSECURITY PANEL

Cybersecurity threats grow every day as the number of people using technology and connecting online increases. Unfortunately, some people see this increase in connectivity as an opportunity for malicious attacks. This panel will highlight some of the women developing software that protects against emerging cybersecurity threats in Oklahoma and beyond.

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EVE PEPPERS

Managing Partner,

SAREVATECH

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ROSE F. GAMBLE

Tandy Professor of Computer Science & Engineering, Tandy School of Computer Science;
Assoc. Dean for Research and Academic Affairs, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
University of Tulsa

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ELAINE DODD

Executive Vice President,

Oklahoma Bankers Association

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LINDSEY WATTS

Analytical & Channel Manager,

True Digital Security

WOMEN IMPACTING MANUFACTURING PANEL

The manufacturing sector in Oklahoma has driven economic growth for decades. It accounts for about 10% of the total output in the state and supplies countless other industries with the goods and services they need to be successful. This panel features women who are creating innovative solutions and products as leaders in the manufacturing industry.

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STACEY CORDELL

Safety/Quality Control Coordinator,

Big Elk Energy Systems, LLC

JENNY COTHRAN

Program Manager,

Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

SHARON HARRISON

Director, Workforce Development and Community Partnerships, Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance

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CATHLEEN SMITH

Kiln Department Manager,

Dal-Tile

MONICA D. BAKER

Manufacturing Engineering Manager,

PACCAR Winch

WOMEN IMPACTING AEROSPACE PANEL

Aerospace is Oklahoma’s second-largest industry and has a strong presence in the Tulsa area. More than 120,000 Oklahomans are directly employed by aerospace companies and more jobs are being added every day. Attend this panel to learn from the women who are leading this industry and leaving a lasting legacy in Oklahoma.

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HEATHER DAVIS-MCDOWELL

Associate Director,

OCAST

HALEY MARIE KEITH

CEO,

MITO Material Solutions

ALEXIS HIGGINS

CEO,

Tulsa International Airport

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BRENDA ROLLS

President & CEO,

Frontier Electronic Systems

SARA SHMALO
Material & Proceesses Engineer,

Spirit AeroSystems

WOMEN IMPACTING SOCIETY WITH TECHNOLOGY PANEL

Technology has enabled the creation of innovative solutions to problems facing specific communities. These panelists are using technology to empower indigenous language learners, tech-based startups, and new users of emerging XR technologies. Attend this panel to learn how they are leveraging technology to solve problems in communities they care about.

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TAYLOR POTTER

Principal,

Potter Consulting

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CAREY FLACK

Head of Product,

BLOOM

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TAMMY TORKLESON

President,

Indigo Technology Group

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ASHLEY WEST

Emerging Technologies Librarian,

University of Oklahoma

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Friday, August 23rd | Hyatt Regency Downtown Tulsa

100 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Garage Parking On-Site: $12 Overnight, $8 Full Day

8:00 AM                           

REGISTRATION & WELCOME

OPENING KEYNOTE: CINDY NG- INTEL

10:30 AM

WORKSHOP SESSION A: NEGOTIATING YOUR WORTH

WOMEN IMPACTING FINANCE

WOMEN IMPACTING ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

11:30 PM

LUNCH

FIRESIDE KEYNOTE WITH MOMPRENEURS

1:00 PM

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

WOMEN IMPACTING CYBERSECURITY

WOMEN IMPACTING MANUFACTURING

2:15 PM

WORKSHOP SESSION B: HOW TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS ON INSTAGRAM

WOMEN IMPACTING AEROSPACE

WOMEN IMPACTING SOCIETY WITH TECHNOLOGY

3:30 PM

WORKSHOP SESSION C: QUICK TIPS AND TRICKS ON DESIGN AND MARKETING

WORKSHOP SESSION D: HOW TO GET FUNDING FOR YOUR TECH STARTUP

WORKSHOP SESSION E: DATA DRIVEN TEAM BUILDING

Friday, August 23rd | Welltown Brewing

114 W Archer St, Tulsa, OK 74103

5:00 - 7:00 PM               

REFRESHMENTS & NETWORKING

POSTER PRESENTATION AWARDS

CLOSING KEYNOTE: KEZIA WILLIAMS- BLACK UPSTART

*AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

FUNDING PARTNERS

The OK-WISE Conference is possible due to the generous financial support of our partner organizations, the U.S. the Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology.

CATALYST SPONSORS

COLLABORATOR SPONSORS

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INNOVATOR SPONSORS

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RESEARCHER SPONSOR

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VISIONARY SPONSORS

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ORGANIZING PARTNERS

The OK-WISE Conference is a collaborative effort among the Oklahoma Catalyst Programs and our partner organizations 

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.