A new partnership to support women professionals in energy jobs has been set up by St. Louis-based global engineering company Emerson and Houston-based Pink Petro, a global community of men and women aimed at ending the gender gap in the energy industry.
Earlier this year Emerson CEO David Farr pledged his support of the “CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion” initiative to work with other US companies to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.
The initiative is endorsed by 150 CEOs of the world’s leading companies and business organizations.
The partnership with Pink Petro will provide live and on-demand professional development, coaching and mentorship opportunities for male and female Emerson professionals as well as participation in Pink Petro University, a resource that meets the needs of the mobile workforce.
“The energy industry transformation is driving a shift in culture and our workforce,” said Katie Mehnert, Pink Petro founder and CEO, in a release. “Emerson’s C-suite commitment to building an inclusive workplace makes them a perfect fit for Pink Petro. We’re thrilled to have them a part of our community.”