Kelsey Ardoin

Pink Petro brings the C-suite closer to members with new partnership

Blog Post created by Kelsey Ardoin on Sep 12, 2016

Pink Petro has partnered with the C-Suite Network, the largest community of business executives in the United States, to make the C-Suite more accessible to women.

“These are people I see our executives building relationships with,” said Katie Mehnert, founder of Pink Petro. “My goal is not to just network women with each other. Our intent with C-Suite is to give senior and rising execs in energy—women and men—accessibility and resources they wouldn’t get in the energy silo.”

The C-Suite Network focuses on providing growth, development and networking opportunities for business executives from companies with annual revenues of $10 million or greater. Its advisory board includes leaders from GE, Dunkin Brands, Schneider Electric and Facebook.


Thomas White, cofounder and CEO of C-Suite Network

“We think [our partnership] will help Katie and people like Katie to succeed,” said Thomas White, cofounder of the C-Suite Network. “We want to see women move to the C-suite.”

Through this partnership, Pink Petro’s executive members, who comprise about 10 percent of the 1,600-plus members, are now eligible for membership in the C-Suite Network. And, soon, all Pink Petro members will have access to articles and resources CEOs and VPs are reading about and implementing in their businesses.

Katie Mehnert, founder of Pink Petro

“The way to be a leader is to surround yourself with people who give you new insights. You can take it or you can leave it, but before you probably didn’t have it,” said Mehnert of the exclusive access to content from the C-Suite Network.

These two niche groups are already working together to share expertise and leverage their networks in ways that positively impacts both member bases.

Today, Mehnert is traveling to New York to attend the annual C-Suite Network Conference alongside 400 C-suite leaders from around the country on Monday and Tuesday. Fittingly, she has been invited to discuss the power of networks. And in March, Jeffrey Hayzlett, cofounder of the C-Suite Network, is scheduled to provide a keynote address at the 2017 HERWorld Energy Forum.


This partnership marks another step toward Mehnert’s goal of providing Pink Petro members with “a platform to build their influence so they can stand out. We want to help this next generation in this on-demand generation build relevance. Thomas [White] and I are 100% aligned on this.”

To apply to join the C-Suite Network, send an email to