Katie’s art is people

connecting, sharing and growing them


Katie Mehnert

About Katie Mehnert

From the conference room, control room, to the board room,  Katie Mehnert is a People Engineer with 25 years of helping people and companies get curious, connect, share, and grow.

In 2014, Katie launched Pink Petro the first and only global community for women in oil and gas.  It was a hit and so she expanded the mission and launched ALLY Energy in 2020.  ALLY was built to attract and develop talent for the energy transition.  In 2021 ALLY acquired Clean Energy Social to expand its footprint into clean energy.  ALLY  has been working with industry for a decade on architecting the energy workforce and workplace of the future reaching millions annually.  It's the largest talent marketplace online solely focused on energy careers.

Katie is an acclaimed speaker and author of Grow with the Flow, a book about work, life, and embracing change to find your purpose, and the co-author of a children's book, Everyday Superheroes: Women in Energy Careers.  She has also appeared in several documentaries on energy, workforce, and climate change including Dirty Nasty People (2023), The Rational Middle's Just Transition (2022), and Jeff Bridges' Hot Money (2021).  She's also a frequent contributor and thought leader to NASDAQ, CNN, Newsweek, and other outlets.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, Katie held a global career in two operator companies, Shell and BP, and before that as a consultant to Fortune 500 companies and small ventures. Her experience includes divestments, mergers, startups, bankruptcy, globalization of businesses, and health and safety excellence. 

In Her Words: I’m Mrs. Energy with a side of Cajun.

Hi.  I'm Katie.  Thanks for stopping by.  When I'm not working, I enjoy long-running and despite my slow pace, I’m a medal holder for four World Major Marathons – London, Berlin, New York, and Chicago I am also a proud mom to Ally, my 13-year-old, and wife to Mark, who is Managing Executive Counsel with Baker Hughes.

I graduated from LSU in Communications and the Baker Executive Energy Program at Rice University, and the University of Texas LBJ Campaign School for Women.   I am the founder of Lean In Energy, a 501c3 nonprofit organization that hosts a world-class mentoring program for women in energy.  

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