Emerson Joins Pink Petro to Champion Women Professionals in Energy Industry

By District Energy posted 08-16-2017 00:00


Press Release, Business Wire

ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emerson (NYSE: EMR), the global engineering and technology company and a member of IDEA, has partnered with Pink Petro to support women professionals in energy industry jobs. Based in Houston, Pink Petro is 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 U.S. companies, large and small, to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. The partnership with Pink Petro is one example of Emerson’s commitment to support the professional development of women working across the energy sector.

“One of Emerson’s core tenets is our dedication to creating a global workplace that supports and promotes diversity, and that’s particularly true for women in the largest business segment we serve: the energy industry,” says Mike Train, executive president of Emerson Automation Solutions. “It is critically important that we build a diverse and inclusive workforce that values and respects one another and can share their talents with our global customer base.”

The partnership with Pink Petro will provide live and on demand professional development, coaching and mentorship opportunities for Emerson professionals and executives – men and women – 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,” says Katie Mehnert, Pink Petro founder and CEO. “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.”

Ranked #139 among the Fortune 500 of America’s largest corporations, Emerson has more than 74,000 employees around the world. Emerson’s commitment to diversity and inclusion includes support of Society of Women Engineers, Women in STEM, Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, military veterans, and other localized programs around the world.

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.

About Pink Petro

Pink Petro is the leading global community and social enterprise aimed at ending the gender gap in energy. Using social technology, its mission is to elevate and connect individuals, companies, and industry to create a connected inclusive workforce and supply chain. The community has a presence in 120 countries in nearly 500 companies across energy in oil and natural gas, LNG, renewables, and nuclear. For more information visit www.pinkpetro.com.

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