Women in Energy Lean In and Connect in a Big Way

Blog Post created by katie.mehnert Champion on May 23, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg is an amazing woman.  And she's been a crush of mine for years. It's why shortly after our launch in 2015, Pink Petro became the first energy partner to Lean In, and why we launched Lean In Energy, the largest mentoring circle for women in our sector with nearly 1,000 strong. Interested?  Sign up here.


Since I read Lean In back in 2013, and recently having acquired Option B, her newest book on building resilience, I've been a big proponent of her work so naturally when I got the call from the Sheryl Sandberg and Dave Goldberg Family Foundation that she was coming to town, we put together a welcoming committee.  


Sheryl Sandberg Katie Mehnert



And boy you responded.  It didn't take much.  Within days the event in Houston was sold out.  That's the power of community.  In the Pink Petro community we have over 500 companies represented with many of you leading a diversity initiative or network of your own so we pushed this to our Community Council to share the news. 


“Sheryl opened her heart to the world when she and Adam wrote “Option B.”  Her strength is allowing generations of people to understand what it means to recover and grow through adversity.  A taboo discussion is front and center thanks to this brave woman.” says Lisa Jaster, Shell.


Here are some pictures from the sold-out event.  


Big thanks to woman owned Blue Willow Book Shop in the heart of the Energy Corridor for hosting this awesome event and to energy founders, Kathleen Eisebrenner, CEO of NextDecade, Lean in Circle Leader and CEO Rebellion Photonics, Allison Sawyer, and Sean Guerre, Stonefort Group, Founder and Pink Petro board member.


ROLL CALL:  Were you there?  

Exxon Mobil


Exxon Mobil Pink Petro Lean In


BP, plc


BP Pink Petro Lean In 


Marathon Oil


Marathon Oil Pink Petro Lean In


General Electric


GE Oil and Gas Pink Petro Lean In


Home Depot


Home Depot Pink Petro Lean In


The fabulous Lisa Jaster and Linda Lorelle 


Shell Pink Petro Lean In


Lean In Circle Leaders: Katie Mehnert & Allison Sawyer