The Women in Technology Program works to highlight the contributions of women in the technology sector. By providing networking, educational, and professional development opportunities, the WIT Program advocates for the success of women working in technology-related fields.  

The OATUG WIT Program’s quarterly eLearning sessions cover a variety of topics, including management styles, developing resilience and confidence in work settings, addressing gender biases, and resources for time management and work-life balance.


Upcoming Events:

  • Women in Technology Ignite Session at Ascend 2024: June 19, 2025 at 8-9 AM PT. Register for the conference in-person or on-demand here!
  • Women in Tech Coffee Networking Chat at Ascend 2024: June 20, 2025 at 8-9 AM PT. Register for the conference in-person here! *

Previous Recordings and Events:

*This event is not recorded or available on-demand.

The WIT Hub Community

The WIT Hub provides the opportunity for OATUG members to connect with one another. In this forum, members are able to ask questions, share engaging content, and provide helpful resources. OATUG staff will also share upcoming education and networking events related to the WIT Program. Join the WIT Community to participate in this dialogue and help us grow this new virtual community.


WIT is looking for women who can share their success stories with our community.  Do you have a story on surviving-to-thriving in your career path?  Have you boosted your leadership skills by leading a remote team or by volunteering?  How has being involved with a mentorship program affected your career?  What skills have you sharpened in the time spent in your role?  We want to hear your story!  

2023 WIT Leadership Award Winner- 

Jacklyn Karell, Sr Technical Business Analyst, Gentex Corporation

Jacklyn, a key member of a woman-led software development team at Gentex and leads her own team of business analysts as well. Her dual role allows her to mentor both men and women within the organization. She has been instrumental in helping several women transition from entry-level positions to more significant roles within the company. Jacklyn actively participates in events organized by the internal Women of Gentex group, emphasizing her commitment to supporting other women. Her involvement extends beyond Gentex—she attends Women in Technology events through her participation in OATUG, always seeking opportunities to engage and uplift fellow women.

The WIT Leadership Award is an annual recognition, first presented in 2019 which honors one female OATUG member. Do you know anyone who has demonstrated strong leadership and a passion for helping other women excel in technology-related professions or fields of study?  Awards are presented annually at Ascend Conference.

Click here for more OATUG Award Info.

Previous WIT Leadership Award Recipients: 

  • 2022 - Kate Helmer
  • 2021 - Susan Behn
  • 2020 - Mia Urman
  • 2019 - Astha Patni

Jacklyn Karell