In the Energy space there has been a history of lower diversity percentages in management. This is in the process of changing, and with leaders like Laura, it will be moving forward.

There are several key initiatives that Laura and Blanca talk about in this interview. Two of the initiatives are having a mentor, and take chances. Learn from other successful women in leadership roles, and in turn, mentor other women yourself.

Taking chances can include getting experience in areas like operations or field work. Always bring your “A” game to the job. You never know with who you will interact, and the impact that can follow.

This inaugural Women in Energy  interview with Laura Preng, Consultant, Preng & Associates and Blanca Andrus, CFO, EnerCom was a real pleasure to help produce.

Thank you Laura for stopping by, we had a blast.

Laura Preng - Preng & Associates - oilandgas360
Laura Preng

Laura joined Preng & Associates in 2011 after working several years as a recruiter for another energy recruiting firm and has led engagements in the upstream, downstream, midstream, and service and equipment sectors. Prior to entering the search industry, she spent more than twelve years honing her interviewing skills as a television news reporter and anchor for the CBS affiliate in Jackson, Mississippi, and the NBC affiliate in Nashville, Tennessee. As a reporter, Ms. Preng covered politics and breaking news stories and was recognized by the Associated Press with a number of awards, including best investigative and spot news. 

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