David Feldman

This Week in Energy – HERWorld 2017 is here!

Blog Post created by David Feldman Champion on Mar 7, 2017

The energy is building, and you can feel it in the air. The second annual HERWorld Energy Forum will kick-off tomorrow, and with it the launch of Experience.energy, the newest and ONLY online jobs platform focused on creating a diverse energy workforce in the oil and gas industry.  Coinciding with International Women’s Day, thousands of professionals, executives, students and many others from all across the oil and gas industry will gather and participate in this momentous event.

HERWorld 2017

Though hosted at the Jones Graduate School of Business on the campus of Rice University, HERWorld 2017 will also by simulcast globally to over 15 locations across the world. Women and men will meet together to discuss this year’s theme, “The Next Era of Energy: Lean in, All in, and Join in.” 

The perfect opportunity to learn, network, and grow professionally, HERWorld 2017 is a time to celebrate the contributions of women in oil and gas, while at the same time blaze a path showing the benefits that come from a diverse workforce.  

Katie Mehnert, the CEO and Founder of Pink Petro said of HERWorld 2017, “[HERWorld] 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.”

Co-emceed by ABC-TV anchor Gina Gaston and Editor-in-Chief of the Houston Business Journal Giselle Greenwood, this year’s conference offers a spectacular variety of speakers and topics.

Here’s just a sample of the subjects to be discussed:

  • Leaning into the Energy Transition
  • All in: How First Work Cultures Are Failing Us
  • The Impact of Digital Technology and The Fourth Industrial Revolution on Energy
  • Navigating Your Career in a Downturn
  • Join in: Owning the Energy Conversation

Mark your calendar to participate and attend. Keynote speakers include s 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, just to name a few. 

The future is bright for women in the energy industry, and Pink Petro is leading the way!

HERWorld 2017 - The event begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. For more details on how to attend please visit the HERWorld website here.


Never before has there been a job website specifically tailored to women in the energy industry. Once again, Pink Petro leads the way to encourage the promotion and inclusion of women and diversity in oil and gas by creating a tool to encourage corporate diversity at all levels and in all job types.

Experience.energy is a means for women across the world to access jobs and advance their career, and also a platform for employers in the energy industry to find the phenomenal talent they’ve been looking to add to their team. By bringing women and energy companies together, Experience.energy is helping to close the gender gap in the oil and gas industry, and also facilitate the success of companies as they promote qualified women in the workforce. 

Come for the live debut of Experience.energy at the 2017 HERWorld Energy Forum on March 8th, 2017.