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Pink Petro Launches Jobs Platform Built for Women in Energy on International Women’s Day

Pink Petro Launches Jobs Platform Built for Women in Energy on International Women’s Day

Pink Petro, an online community for women in energy, will debut the platform during its international HERWorld Energy Forum March 8.

Women in the energy industry will take center stage on International Women’s Day as Pink Petro, a community for women in the energy sector, prepares to unleash two major initiatives aimed at closing the gender gap in oil and gas.

First, March 8 will mark the launch of, an online jobs platform focused on creating a diverse energy workforce. The site will offer resources for both job seekers and employers from around the world.

The launch will coincide with the second annual HERWorld Energy Forum, an international gathering of power players committed to continue creating a diverse energy workforce . According to the World Economic Forum, women comprise less than 20 percent of the oil and gas workforce.

“Our aim is to power our planet and create an energy workforce that includes diverse people who drive exceptional results,” Katie Mehnert, founder and CEO of Pink Petro, said in a statement. “HERWorld17 and Experience Energy will fuel us forward into the new era: our era.”

The energy industry has suffered significant economic pressures in recent years, leading to record layoffs across various companies and countries. We need to continue developing our careers and prepare for the industry to rebound and bring these jobs back, and that offers a prime opportunity to bring much-needed diversity to the ranks of corporations around the world.

HERWorld 2017 will promote creating a diverse energy workforce from six live locations — including HERWorld headquarters at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business — with content streamed online to 25 cities around the world.

The conference is expected to draw some 6,000 women and men throughout the day. Sponsors include KPMG, Shell, GE and Marathon Oil, among others. Both Lean In and the World Economic Forum will participate in the event, and speakers include Jeffrey Hayzlett, chairman of the C-Suite Network; Josh Levs, UN gender advocate and former CNN correspondent; Vicky Bailey, chairman of the United States Energy Association; and Christina Sistrunk, CEO of Aera Energy.

For a full agenda, speakers, and registration, visit the HERWorld website.

“International Women’s Day is an opportunity to bring the energy industry’s gender gap to a global stage, and our conference will elevate the conversation to the highest levels of the business world,” Mehnert said.

“Our jobs platform will ensure the progress we make on March 8 continues beyond one powerful day, giving women everywhere the opportunity to transform the industry from the inside out.”

About Pink Petro

Pink Petro is a leading professional development company and online professional community aimed at disrupting the gender gap in energy and defining the future of the workforce and supply chain. Pink Petro™ has members in 120+ countries in 500+ companies across the energy value chain.

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