Mary Johnson

Resilience is a theme at the first Women in Energy forum in Bakersfield

Blog Post created by Mary Johnson on Nov 15, 2017

Earlier this week, Pink Petro founder & CEO, Katie Mehnert, took the stage in Bakersfield, Calif., to talk women in energy at the Women in Energy forum, presented by Berry Petroleum, Aera Energy and the California Resources Corporation


The theme of her remarks? Resilience


"When we embrace adversity we can emerge stronger and more resilient. Resilience is a key skill to the game of work and life," Mehnert told the crowd. 


CEO of Aera Energy, Christina Sistrunk believed it was important to bring women together, so the first ever conference was put together.  "We had 200 women we had to turn away.  Next year will be bigger than ever,’ said Sistrunk. 


Christina became CEO two and a half years ago after a successful career at Amoco and Shell.  Sistrunk believes women are key to the business and current and future workforce. 


Other speakers at the event included Major Lisa Jaster, (pictured at center) one of only three women to graduate from the U.S. Army Ranger School, and the CEO of Aera, Christina Sistrunk (pictured at left).


It was an inspirational day, and we were thrilled to be part of it. 2017 has been a hard year, but the good news: There is light at the end of the tunnel, and we can see it. 


"Why waste a good crisis?" Katie said during the event. "Our experiences shape our ability to bounce back stronger than ever."


To read up the press on the event, click here