Sunday, July 12, 2020

Career Tips Over Coffee: Donuts

You might be wondering what donuts and career tips have in common.  Actually, very little…except for the analogy I created about making changes in our lives.  I wrote the following piece several years ago when I was writing a blog about personal change.  Given it’s January and...

10 Steps to Getting Unstuck

Have you ever found yourself in the state of being “stuck”? No, I’m not talking about being stuck in the snow or stuck in the mud on a rainy day.

5 tips for growing your career from top women in energy

Part of our job at Pink Petro is to shine a light on our members. We ask about their career milestones, their successes and setbacks and their advice. This week, we decided to focus in on that advice. We looked back at some of our past profiles and pulled out our favorite nuggets of wisdom. Read on for more from our community.

Why I Gave My Kid’s Fidget Spinner to Sheryl Sandberg

Several years ago when I was working at Shell, I was in our London office.  The CEO at the time, was riding up in an elevator full of employees.  I had no idea Jeroen van der Veer was our chairman and CEO.

4 Things All Mentors & Mentees Should Know

Mentorship and sponsorship are key drivers of success, yet women can have a harder time finding mentors and sponsors, especially ones with influence. The good news is that we can mentor other women at any stage in our careers, and it pays off when we do. Women...

How Emerson’s Stephanie Sirt Took Her Career Into Her Own Hands

Growing up in Port-au-Prince, Haiti—where her parents were missionaries—you could say that Stephanie Sirt’s life and career story are anything but typical. Now working as a Senior Director of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Business for Emerson Automation Solutions in Houston, Texas, we chatted with Sirt to get the lowdown on her journey, her current role, and her very best career advice.

Connecting and Creating Community with Cheniere Energy

Today I had the pleasure of connecting with the Cheniere Energy's WILS resource group.  Notice I didn't call them a network because if you've been around me or Pink Petro long enough you know I cannot stand that word.

A Wish for Leaders: A Wish for You

I have the honor of giving a eulogy this weekend for a friend who lost her battle to breast cancer.  Hannah Rucker was a second mom to me, a really tough-love kind of teacher who, in 1992, lobbied our school board to set up an elective class called...

Leading As a “Best Athlete”

There is no doubt that it has been a tough two years in the oil patch. Every company in the industry has felt the impact. The changing market has led to shelved projects, cost reductions and lost jobs. No one can ignore the emotional toll of losing...

Using Pokémon Go Skills to “Catch” Your Dream Job

Pokémon Go has quickly become the most used smartphone app, surpassing the popular Candy Crush Saga.  After reading Stephanie A. W. Anderson's piece (which you can find here), I realized that there are some lessons to be learned from this game. To those who have never played...