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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...

Inclusion and Empathy Busts Silos and Drives the Next Era of Energy

If you’ve ever worked in any business, literally anywhere, you’ve probably experienced silos. Here’s how pervasive they are: Machiavelli actually was referencing the idea of silos in 1513.  If you are keeping score at home, that would be 504 years ago. A few things have...

How Inclusive Communities People and Companies are Gearing for the Next Era of Energy

Been talking about inclusion -- and how it’s different than diversity-- for a couple of weeks now, as these are heady topics on my mind as HERWorld approaches. Harvard Business Review actually just covered off on this too, with an article called “Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion.”

Why Our Kids Need to Know About Energy

By Katie Mehnert, Wife, Mom, and Energy CEO @katiemehnert Originally published on TXOGA Texas Oil & Gas Association My daughter and I had a conversation about energy.  Yeah, I know.  She’s six and I’m well, you know…old enough to be...

The Energy Gender Gap: Still a Long Road Ahead

By: Katie Mehnert Originally published in Forbes The gender gap. Wage inequality. The glass ceiling. They’re all terms you’ve heard time and time again. And, after the recent American election, they’ve become the topic of many household dinner conversations across the...

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