Energy Innovation Needs Women – Katie Mehnert, Pink Petro

Katie Mehnert, Pink Petro
Katie Mehnert, Pink Petro Founder and CEO

To Combat Climate Change We Need Energy Innovation and Fast, So We Need More Women, Former Oil & Gas Leader Says
“Your biggest challenge is your biggest opportunity. Get people into the system so they can change the culture and the industry to clean energy”  Katie Mehnert on Green Connections Radio
At the 2020 World Economic Forum where global leaders across industry gather in Davos, Switzerland every January, climate change took “center stage,” as The New York Times headline put it.  A key topic of debate was the conundrum of providing clean energy to everyone on the planet and it is abundantly clear much more rapid innovation is needed, including of the oil and gas sector. But how?
Listen to Katie Mehnert, who spent 20 years in the oil and gas sector and remains devoted to it, in this surprisingly candid interview on Green Connections Radio podcast with Joan Michelson.  Katie passionately lays out the urgent need for the sector to innovate and why bringing more women into the industry is key. Katie left a job in Big Oil that she loved to start Pink Petro to get more women into  energy industry leadership.

You’ll hear:

“Just start talking to people and find out what they care about and take note…Just stay curious, ask loads of questions and build those relationships and try to help them. Know their values and accept help when you need it.” Katie Mehnert on Green Connections Radio
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