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Rise to the Top: Starlee Sykes of bp America

Published Nov 14, 2022 by A.J. Mistretta


Starlee Sykes

In this episode of the Partnership's Rise to the Top podcast, we talk with with Starlee Sykes, Senior Vice President for the Gulf of Mexico and Canada at bp America. Starlee is a well-respected leader in the energy industry with more than 20 years’ experience leading complex teams around the world. She’s also a committed mentor for women and active in the Houston nonprofit scene. 

Host and Partnership Chief Development Officer Katie Pryor talks with Starlee about her career evolution, what it’s like to lead at a critical time in the energy sector and her family life. 

Other topics include the increasing opportunities for women in energy, the transitions taking place in the industry and much more. We also learn about some of the Houston places and experiences that are special to Starlee and what drives her as a leader. 

Launched in 2021, the Greater Houston Partnership's Rise to the Top podcast aims to amplify the insight of accomplished female leaders in the Houston region. 


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