OP-ED: Reflections on #OTC50 … three years and one year later

It was a year ago I called out a man online who thought leveraging women and alcohol during OTC to sell his equipment was a good idea. Since then, Cosby, Weinstein and other 'facepalm' stories have followed. The fact is, our society, has said "enough". It demands to see a more equal, harassment-free world. We are more driven by social good than ever...

What’s a woman’s worth?

I still remember my first negotiation for a higher salary. The bureau chief for the Boston Globe’s Washington office offered me a position, and I told him I’d think about it and soon walked out of the office and got back on the plane back home.

The stunning lack of female leadership at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists

I recently received my annual election ballot from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), an organization which I’ve been a part of for almost 20 years.

OP-ED: Everyone needs mentoring, despite accomplishments

This original piece ran in the Bizjournals on Feb 7, 2018. I hate asking for help. I’m sure you know a lot of women in business like me — you might be one yourself. We preach the need to ask for...

We are open

Pink Petro is open for business. Our offices are underwater. My home is underwater, and I spent the past week riding boats up and down the streets of Houston and rallying our community with civic leaders to get some solutions. Our whole world...

My Ask: Spread Our Great Work

I keep getting calls, texts, emails and Pink Petro messages about how you can help Pink Petro.  So here goes.

Opinion: Beers, Guns and Babes Have No Place in Industry

Dear Dan Henderson, CEO of Henderson Rig:  Yesterday I was browsing our twitter feed to get caught up on #OTC2017. Your advertisement for the big "afterparty" caught my attention. Quite simply: It's offensive, rude, lewd, and does nothing to brand our industry.  It diminishes women and...

The time to mentor other women is now

By Katie Mehnert, Guest Contributor Originally published in the Houston Business Journal My daughter is a Girl Scout with no troop. We signed up, but there’s still no troop for her to join. How...

OP-ED: U.S. energy industry’s gender gap needs spotlight

This original piece ran on March 7, 2017 in the Houston Chronicle. Photo: Castlen Moore Kennedy, then manager of government affairs at Apache and a grad student at UT-Austin, sits in the car she retrofitted to use natural gas on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010,...

Think Big, Dream Big, Act Big: Be Yourself

I've been an extrovert since my first breath of life.   My parents called me a force of nature, and at times, a real handful.  Yes, I'm that woman with an outgoing bubbly personality with lots of energy and drive that sometimes gets completely...

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