Women’s Empowerment Symposium
Posted on 05/09/2022
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Saturday, June 4, 2022 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Metro Technology Centers – Metro STEM Academy
1901 Springlake Drive | Oklahoma City, OK | 73111


Free to the Public! (Registration Required - Get Tickets)

Win Door Prizes!


Join us for a day filled with workshops and networking to celebrate and empower women. No charge and open to the community.

Are You a Woman-Owned Business with a Product or Service to Share?

Event Information

Metro Tech’s Women’s Empowerment Symposium celebrates and supports local entrepreneurs, authors, artists and agencies. Shop over 30 pop-up shops and hear speakers share a wealth of information on women in a diverse and modern world.


10:00 am: Opening Welcome

Jessica Martinez-BrooksJessica Martinez-Brooks – Metro Tech
Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Transformation

Opening Welcome
As a fourth generation Latina, Oklahoman, Jessica has a long tradition of public service, community outreach and promoting diversity.


10:15 am: Keynote Speaker

Chief Master Sergeant Michelle Browning, USAF Chief Master Sergeant Michelle Browning, USAF - Tinker Airforce Base

Empowering Women
Michelle T. Browning is the Command Chief Master Sergeant at the 552nd Air Control Wing of Tinker Airforce Base. She advises the Commander on the health, welfare, morale, mission effectiveness and proper utilization of more then 4,360 men and women responsible for Air Combat Command’s fleet of Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft, and Control and Reporting Centers (CRC) supporting commanders worldwide.


11:05 am: Forum

Navigating the Hidden Rules as Working Women

Tessa MartinTessa Martin – Metro Tech
Director of Business Conference Center and MetroFit Instructor
(Forum Moderator)

Cristy CallinsCristy Callins – CMS Willowbrook
Vice President of Pre-Construction Services
(Forum Panelist)

Christina R. KirkDr. Christina R. Kirk – Langston Municipal Courts
Municipal Court Judge
(Forum Panelist)

Isabel ChancellorIsabel Chancellor – IngenuitE Software Consulting
President and owner
(Forum Panelist)

Ana Carmina DangeAna Carmina Dange - Neighborhood Alliance of Central OK
South OKC Community Organizer
(Forum Panelist)

Colisha LewisColisha Lewis – Tinker Federal Credit Union
Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
(Forum Panelist)

Jenny NguyenJenny Nguyen – Lee’s Sandwiches & Asian District Cultural Association (ADCA)
Restaurateur, real estate developer and Vice President of the ADCA
(Forum Panelist)


12:15 pm: Food Trucks and Pop-Up Shops

Food trucks located in front of STEM building and Pop-up Shops throughout the building.


12:30 pm: Line Dancing

MetroFitMetroFit Line Dancers – Metro Tech
Led by instructor Cherissa Milton

1:15 pm: Break-out Sessions

Jennifer GrayJennifer Gray - She-Jitsu
Black Belt & Owner

Two Types of Predators: Strangers & Non-Strangers

Giovanni MonterrosoGiovanni Monterroso - Tinker Federal Credit Union
Financial Educator

Are You Financially Healthy?

Jen ArmstrongJen Armstrong – The Fit Nutritionista
Nutrition and Wellness Coach

Power Meals for Powerful Women

Cathy CurtisCathy Curtis – OK Dept of Commerce
Business Recruiter, Project Manager of Business Development

Minority Business Owned Certifications


2:05 pm: Break-out Sessions

Kennell LeeKennell Lee – Metro Tech
Project Search Instructor Coordinator

Get Smart About Money: Prince Charming Is Not Coming

Lorrie Hellcat Bamford, JDLorrie Hellcat Bamford, JD – What the HellCat
President and Certified Life Coach

Confidence in Times of Uncertainty

Daniel ElizondoDaniel Elizondo – Metro Tech
Auto Service Technical Assistant 
ASE certified automotive technician

Car Care Clinic: Have Your Own Back

2:45 pm: Closing

Leticia PizanoLeticia Pizano – OneSpirit NAC
Founder and Owner
Native American Prayer


Event Organizer

Elena TroyaElena Troya – Metro Tech
Workforce Development Coordinator




Exhibitor’s Registration

  • Exhibitor Registration Packet PDF (submit completed form and gift card via mail) OR
  • Exhibitor Registration Online Form (register online and submit gift card via mail).

Additional details and requirements about the gift card / exhibitor's cost can be found in either of the Exhibitor's Registration links above.

Registrations are due Friday, April 15, 2022 by 3 p.m.

Applications will not be accepted after May 13

Metro Technology Centers reserves the right to deny any application if exhibitor items are not proper for an educational setting.


Partnership Information

Partnership Agreement Form with payment must be received by May 13, 2022

All funds will be used for speaker fees, snacks, decorations or other items in support of the Women’s Empowerment Symposium. Any remaining funds will be applied towards future WES events.


For Mailed Forms & Payments

Metro Technology Centers – Downtown Campus
Attn: Elena Troya
101 N. Robinson Avenue Suite 300 | Oklahoma City, OK | 73102

For more information: Elena Troya, WES Coordinator
405.824.2777 | [email protected]








In Partnership


U.S. Air ForceUnited States Space ForceTFCU Tinker Federal Credit UnionOklahoma Women Owned Business CertificationOklahoma Diverse Business CertifiedNeighbors Coffee

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