Katie Mehnert


Mehnert is the Founder and CEO of Pink Petro, the global community and career resource aimed at disrupting the gender gap in energy, which has grown exponentially since its launch in 2014, with members in 120 countries and at over 500 companies. Forbes recently named Pink Petro one of seven Communities Where You Can Connect with Company Insiders. In 2017, Mehnert launched Experience Energy, the only global-careers platform for women in energy.

Mehnert spent 20 years in oil and gas and is an expert in driving cultural transformations through education and change management. She has held global-leadership roles with industry giants BP and Shell in health and safety during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment, and globalization. She’s also consulted with Duke Energy, Waste Management, Entergy, and Enron. Her chaotic, imperfect corporate path drove her to build Pink Petro and help companies prepare for the looming talent shortage, end the gender gap, and mitigate energy’s reputational crisis. Pink Petro has grown exponentially—by 300 percent—in less than three years.