Katie Mehnert

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Katie Mehnert has a career mantra: why waste a good crisis?

She is the Founder and Chief Everything Officer of Pink Petro™, the global community and career resource aimed at disrupting the energy gender gap. Supported by Shell, Halliburton, KPMG, and JIVE Software, Pink Petro has a growing list of international accolades including members in 31+ countries and over 500 companies.

Katie has 19 years of delivering change, learning, and culture transformations. A Who’s Who in Energy and 40 under 40 honoree, Katie held global leadership roles with industry giants British Petroleum and Royal Dutch Shell in health and safety during periods of crisis, divestment, and globalization.  Prior to Big Oil, she hailed consulting roles with Duke Energy, Waste Management, Entergy, and Enron.

Katie serves on the Board of Directors of the Junior Achievement, Offshore Energy Center, and is a member of Ellevate Network.  She is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Communications, Rice University’s Executive Energy program and The Center for Houston’s Future.

Katie is a four-time World Major marathoner having completed London, Chicago, New York and Berlin. She and her husband, Mark, Associate General Counsel with GE Oil and Gas, have a five-year old “Ninja-Neer” in the making, Ally.