Katherine worked in the petroleum industry for two decades in technical, planning, change management, and leadership roles of increasing responsibility.
Notable career highlights include her time in Chevron’sEnergy Technology Company worldwide consulting team where, in addition to her role as a reservoir simulation engineer, she led Chevron’s global ReservoirSimulation Network of nearly 1000 members. While working in the Gulf of Mexico, she created the organizational competency and processes to steward major capital funding requests for more than two dozen projects in just one year. She later served as Manager of the Liard/Horn River upstream asset where she managed a cross-disciplinary team, a significant budget, and partner relations.She then stewarded a culture change known as Leading Performance, which included designing and delivering an innovative, holistic leadership development program. Katherine’s contributions were honoured with a Young Women in Energy Award in 2016.
Katherine now serves as the National Leadership ProgramDirector at Women in Science, Engineering, Trades, & Technology (WinSETT),a non-profit dedicated to creating and fostering opportunities that encourage women to enter, stay, grow, and lead in SETT careers. She has learned that providing insights about the workplace and tested tools and techniques to navigate common challenges can help the bright, driven, and determined women who enter SETT careers realize their potential and stay true to themselves while doing so. Through this work, she aspires to reach everywoman in SETT.