AGENDA

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  • Welcome to this year’s program.  We’ll hear from our from two award winners about what GRIT means and how allyship is important in a post COVID-19 world.  
  • Katie Mehnert, Founder and CEO of ALLY by Pink Petro
  • 2019 Individual GRIT Award Winner, Monica Krishnan, Chevron Technology Ventures and her mentor, Arran Davidson, Vice President 
  • 2019 Male Ally GRIT Award Winner, Paul Greenwood, ExxonMobil

Energy is a national priority and a critical part of that is the infrastructure and workforce we need for the future.  In 2019, the ALLY community convened the first Energy Workforce for the Future summit inviting companies from oil and gas, power, renewables, academia and affinity groups to address a joint effort to accelerate progress on the workforce.   How are corporations, large and small, across the value chain 

  • The Honorable James Campos, Director, US Department of Energy, Remarks
  • Arquella Hargrove, ALLY Academy Coach and Founder, Epic Collaborative Advisors – Moderator
  • Panelists: Gilbert Campbell, President and Founder, Volt Energy
  • Deanna Jones, Chief Human Resources, Baker Hughes Company
  • Bryan Schumaker, Chief Financial Officer, TPI Composites
  • Shantera Chatman, ALLY Consultant and Founder PowHer Consulting, Building Strong Cultures – Zoom Room 1
  • Landi Spearman, ALLY Coach and CEO, Organized Shift, Radical Resilience – Zoom Room 2
With demand for engineering expertise far outstripping supply and half the experienced engineering workforce set to retire in the next decade, the sector is facing a crippling skills shortage. In order to power future energy projects, the industry must act now to fully tap into this enormous potential talent pool.  We explore the recent NES Fircroft Women in Energy study to talk about retention in a changing energy landscape.

  • Anna McKay, ALLY Coach and Founder of Parents Pivot 
  • Vicki Codd, VP of Marketing, NES Fircroft
The post COVID 19 world has created unique challenges. We have lots of work to do when it comes to the energy transition.  It’s going to take all forms of energy and all kinds of people and ideas to power us into the next era.  In this segment we’ll talk allyship and a framework for how we can work together to achieve big goals.  

  • Katie Mehnert, CEO of ALLY by Pink Petro
  • Shantera Chatman, ALLY Consultant and President, PowHer Consulting
  • Paula Glover, CEO and President of American Association of Blacks in Energy

What might a new administration hold for global energy post election?  Will fracking really be banned?  How will American energy jobs be impacted by a 2nd administration under Donald Trump or a new administration with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. And what does the new diversity executive order really mean?  How will equity play a role in the energy transition?  We’ll explore this and your questions.

  • Katie Mehnert, CEO and Founder, ALLY by Pink Petro 
  • Claire Brodio Johnson, President, CBJ Energy, former co-founder
  • Dr. Daniel Kammen, Professor of Energy, UC Berkeley and Former Science Envoy, US State Department

This networking session will be led by Anna McKay, ALLY Coach and Founder of Parents Pivot.  Come prepared to connect with other attendees just before our awards presentation

  • Katie Mehnert, Founder and CEO, ALLY by Pink Petro
  • Landi Spearman,  ALLY Coach & CEO of Organized Shift
  • Anna McKay, ALLY Coach & Founder of Parents Pivot
  • Arquella Hargrove,  ALLY Coach & CEO of Epic Collaborative Advisors 

MEET THE WINNERS

We congratulate all of the WINNERS for THE 2020 GRIT Awards.

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2020 Energy 2.0 Unconference
Eric Shapiro

2020: A Year in Review

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Monica Krishnan

Never Give Up: Grit Up

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5th Annual
GRIT Awards & Best energy workplaces

October 26th, 2021
Online and in person at A.D. Players Theater in Houston