Meet Kate Black, who “invests in herself” and carries with her a growth mindset. A Bismarck native, Kate has found herself very involved in the community. She is vice president at a third generation and family-owned company, InlandOil and Gas for over six years. She is associated with Riverwood Partners and Black Family Holdings, both real estate companies, and is the owner of Graphics by K8. Kate is also the vice president and education co-chair of the Landman’s Association of North Dakota, serves on several committees with the North Dakota Petroleum Council, volunteers for Junior Achievement and many other local charities and organizations.
Kate has been an active YP member who has been a valuable member of the Professional Development, Entrepreneur and Service teams and heir respective events as well as the “Stepping Up” program. For Kate, the YPN helps fulfill her curiosity of other industries and ideas by bringing together a diverse group of people who are like minded in their desire to learn and contribute to something greater than themselves.
A mantra Kate follows is “Invest in Yourself.” She believes it is important to have a growth mindset. She tells other young professionals, “Never stop learning, growing, and expanding yourself personally and professionally. Seek out mentors, be curious, and ask questions!”
When not hard at work or volunteering, Kate’s time is centered around her husband and two daughters (with a third on the way). She loves anything sports related and especially enjoys her time on the river in the summer.