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.