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Careers in the Energy Transition: Making the Move

March 31, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT


Wednesday, March 31 | 12 p.m CT / 1 p.m. ET

Please join us on Wednesday, March 31 from noon to 1:30 p.m. CDT for an exciting virtual event focused on providing knowledge and networking for those interested in a career focused on the energy transition. Participants will select tables to join for 10-15 minute sessions, joining table hosts as they discuss careers, companies, educational opportunities and other resources relevant to working in the energy transition. In addition, Greentown members will discuss their exciting early stage companies, universities will describe their degree and certificate programs, recruiters will offer suggestions on how to present your credentials, and professional development organizations will explain the support they provide. A list of table talk leaders will be posted before the event.

In addition to these learning/networking sessions, participants will hear a fireside chat with Katie Mehnert, a Greentown member. An architect of culture change in energy, Katie is the Founder and CEO of ALLY™, the global community powering an equitable energy transition and addressing the energy workforce of the future. Katie has held global leadership roles with BP and Shell in safety and environment during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment and globalization. Katie’s early career included consulting with Duke Energy, Entergy and Enron. Her corporate path drove her to entrepreneurship to help energy companies prepare for the looming talent shortage and workforce diversity needs to address energy poverty and climate change. In 2020, she was appointed an Ambassador to the United States Department of Energy, and in 2019, she testified before Congress on the clean energy workforce of the future. She’s published in Scientific American, Forbes, The Hill, CNBC, CNN and other international outlets. She is also the founder of Lean In Energy, a global nonprofit solely devoted to mentoring in the energy sector. Her book “Grow with the Flow, Embrace Difference, Overcome Fear, and Progress with Purpose” released in 2020.

The fireside chat will be moderated by Kay McCall, Executive Director of the Renewable Energy Alliance Houston. Kay began her career working in the oil and gas and conventional energy industries, then transitioned to renewable energy in 2008, when she became the CEO of a wind energy company. In addition to working with REAL Houston, Kay sits on the board of advisors of the Gutierrez Energy Management Institute at the Bauer College of Business (University of Houston), as well as the board of Global Affairs Associates, a boutique ESG consulting firm. Kay is passionate about building bridges between Houston’s oil and gas and renewable energy professionals to ensure that Houston leads the energy transition.

The table talks will precede and follow the chat with Katie. The event is free, but registration is required.