Transparency & the Energy Transition with Guest Melody Meyer
My conversation with Melody Meyer, is a great way to kick off Women’s History Month on OVM. Meyer is a trailblazer for women in energy and started in the industry 40 years ago. You could count her female colleagues on one hand — or less. Talk about feeling like “the other!” Today, after retiring from a stellar career at Chevron, Meyer is embracing her second act, advocating for parity and transparency in the industry to which she has devoted her life — an industry which itself is often “otherized.”
How did she deal with being the only woman in a male-dominated industry in her early years? How can the industry do a better job of telling its story? And what’s her advice for women leaders and those who aspire to lead? Our conversation covers all of this and more, including the recently announced reorganization of energy giant, BP. Meyer is a BP Board Director.
Meyer was trained as a mechanical engineer and started her career designing offshore platforms and pipelines. She now shares her passion, experience and expertise to help navigate the energy transition toward a net zero carbon future. It’s going to take all of us to get there. And Meyer says our chances are best if we focus on education, conservation and a climate solutions mentality.