Katie Mehnert. CEO and Founder of Pink Petro. We went to high school together. We’re friends on Facebook so I keep up with her life. She left her corporate job and after some time and a conversation with a stranger on a plane, decided to start Pink Petro. Within 6 weeks, with the help of Jive Software, Halliburton, and Shell, Pink Petro was off the ground and launched! Way to go Katie!
Pink Petro is a social network for the support of women in the energy industry. Are men members of this group? Of course. Real men wear pink, you know.
“Individuals, companies and organizations apply for membership [to Pink Petro]. We connect you to the best resources, content, and rich conversations because we hand select who joins. Our spam-free global platform provides all the features you’d expect from a business social community minus the noise. (And, both women and men are welcome!)”
Pink Petro is the business social channel for women in energy. “We unite, connect, develop, and grow women.”
Mayor Annise Parker spoke at the launch party. She advised the group to “sharpen your ax”. Be good at what you do, whatever it is. AND she said to the women, “take your friends with you!”
To learn more about Pink Petro and to join, visit the website here: https://www.pinkpetro.com/
Katie asked me to come and take headshots during the launch party. I was thrilled! A little nervous about taking the Mayor’s headshot, especially when there was a video camera in my face while I was shooting. But we made it through. And I met lots of great people who now have a headshot that they can use for their professional careers…remember no scary grey silhouettes on LinkedIn, right?