232: Leaders with Heart Work to Make Other People’s Lives Better

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Heather chats with Revanti ‘Rani’ Puranik, the Global CFO & EVP of Worldwide Oilfield Machine and Chairwoman, Puranik Foundation. Revanti “Rani” Puranik is also the co-owner, EVP, and Global CFO of Houston-based Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM). Over 15 years ago, she joined WOM, an oil and gas equipment manufacturing firm, and has since implemented the framework for communication standardization operations and business development. As a result of these frameworks, the company grew to more than $350 million in annual revenue. Rani has been named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Women in Energy 2022” by Oil and Gas Investor and Hart Energy. She is passionate about mentoring the next generation of leaders. Take a listen!
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Key Takeaways

  • Her drive comes from trying to make other people’s lives better
  • She believes in working for future generations – not just for us now
  • Always put your best foot forward
  • Rani has an emotional connection with the work she does
  • The people always come first
  • Rani believes in giving back
  • Leadership is a learning experienc

Revanti ‘Rani’ Puranik’s Bio

Revanti “Rani” Puranik is co-owner, EVP and Global CFO of Houston-based Worldwide Oilfield Machine (WOM). Over 15 years ago, she joined WOM, an oil and gas equipment manufacturing firm, and has since implemented the framework for communication standardization operations and business development. As a result of these frameworks, the company grew to more than $350 million in annual revenue. Rani has been named one of the “Top 25 Most Influential Women in Energy 2022” by Oil and Gas Investor and Hart Energy. Rani is passionate about mentoring the next generation of leaders. She has hosted a mentorship day at the Energy Leadership Institute of Houston High School, where she paired seniors with WOM company executives to help them refine energy product innovations. Rani serves as an HISD ROSES mentor supporting a program to empower female students Rice University graduate students and Energy Institute High School students interning at WOM. She also launched “WOMEN at WOM,” a virtual event series to provide strategies and resources for female employees to advance both personally and professionally. Currently, Rani serves as the chairwoman of the Puranik Foundation located in Pune, India, which was founded over 20 years ago by her mother, Rehka, and is now managed by her oldest daughter, Bhakti. The nonprofit provides educational opportunities for under-resourced children in India and operates as a private residential school called the Vision International Learning Center.

In her upcoming book, Seven Letters to My Daughters (Morgan James Publishing, Fall 2022), she shares memoirs of her journey through transformative seven-year phases in her life by telling the true story of a young girl who grew up between two countries and faced many obstacles, but who always persisted in learning and moving forward. Rani recounts how her womanhood and motherhood influenced each phase, sharing the wisdom she gained from this perspective to help others find their path, success, joy, and freedom.

Rani received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Pune located in Pune, India, before starting her first business, Integral Search for Harmony through Art (ISHA), where she later served as CEO for nearly 20 years. She then returned to Houston, earning her MBA in finance from Rice University, which led her to take WOM to the next level of success.

Rani currently resides in Houston, Texas, where in her free time enjoys scuba diving, traveling and spending time with family and her two rescue dogs. She is also a classically trained vocalist, musician dancer and certified yoga instructor. For more information, please visit here.


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