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Katie Mehnert        

CEO Pink Petro | Corporate Energy Exec Turned Social Entrepreneur | Rainmaker and Game Changer | Who's Who in Energy

Katie Mehnert is a global talent development and change executive with 17 years of helping people and companies get curious, connect, share, grow and perform better. She’s a high capacity trusted partner and facilitator skilled at working with boards, executives, front line leadership, and field personnel. Her 17 years of experience in energy and corporate 'big' oil and gas is unique across the value chain. Katie’s art is people and expertise is talent development, capability, and culture change.

Katie is an external thinker, results focused, master facilitator, speaker and coach with unique expertise in operations, risk, safety, planning, human resources, legal/labor, procurement, corporate strategy, supply chain and information technology. She possesses a high value for learning, excellence, accountability, and relationships.

Katie re-launched her consultancy, Cognovi Communications this spring and assumed the role of CEO and Founder of Pink Petro™, a social media channel and learning platform to connect women in the energy industry and their advocates. Backed by industry heavyweights, Halliburton and Shell, Katie aims to leverage her unique expertise and passion for learning to take social to a whole new level in an industry starving for talent.

Prior to her latest venture, Katie was a Director of Competence & Capability with BP, joining after the Deepwater Horizon incident and worked in various learning and change leadership roles worldwide with Shell. She’s a dynamic international speaker and author featured in The Singapore Straits Times, CEO.com, Business Insider, and Yahoo. As a work-in-progress marathon runner, wife and working mom, you can follow her musings on balancing it all at www.katiemehnert.com.


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Speech Topics

Promoting Gender Diversity from the Classroom to the Board Room

Social Bytes 101: How to Make the Most of Social for Your Career

The X Factor: How GenX is Perfectly Poised for Career Growth

Working Across Borders: Leading Global Teams

Interesting Times: How Social Media and Globalization is Disrupting Everything


Top Houston Business Leaders Set Fitness Example

Female – Katie Mehnert, BP Male – Earl Hersh, Capstone Associated Services, Ltd. Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn ...

Signs You're Working For A Terrible Boss - Business Insider

Have you ever looked at your boss and wondered: "How on earth did he get this job?" "It's okay," says Katie Mehnert, director of competence, capability, and ...

Conversations with Global Women Leaders

Executives are looking for support to lead and manage change across the enterprise and outside of the company with key partners, investors and communities. They also want the skills they need to be “global”. It’s about working across borders, cultures, and geographies. It’s not enough to be technically competent. Today’s leader has to be socially aware outside of his/her enterprise.

Women’s Empowerment: On The Importance of Mentoring - Fox 26

Katie Walthall Mehnert, Global Program Manager and Peggy Montana Executive Vice President of Shell Oil speak with Tom Zizka, Fox 26 business reporter about the importance of mentorship to women in the energy sector and the power of change. Mehnert spoke at the Women's Empowerment Conference

Connect, Create, Share, Show Up: Life with Katie Mehnert

Entrepreneurship, Life and business balance, Motivation and Inspiration with Women's Leadership expert, Katie Mehnert

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