WIP Insights

A Women in Parking Blog

Do you have something you’d like to share on the Women in Parking Insights blog? We are looking for WIP members as guest bloggers to appear from time to time on our blog. We encourage all members to review some of the benefits of guest blogging listed below.

If you are interested in blogging or have questions about it, email blog@womeninparking.com for more information regarding editorial content and submission process.

Benefits of Guest Blogging

Tips for First Timers at This Year’s WIP Conference

Nicole Wylie - March 05, 2018

When I walked into my first WIP conference in 2015, I got flashbacks to my first day of high school.  I scanned the room, feeling those familiar butterflies that everyone gets when they’re the new kid.  I had no expectations, only excitement to meet other women (at that point, the majority of the people I …


Why I Am Attending the Women In Parking Conference And Why You Should Too

Laura Longsworth - January 31, 2018

The main reason I am attending the Women in Parking (WIP) Conference in Chicago on March 25-26 is because I remember how great I felt when I left the last WIP conference in 2016. The energy, friendship and enthusiasm that I experienced as I participated in the 2016 WIP conference was empowering and invigorating. I …


Rapid Fire with Wen Sang

Wen Sang - December 14, 2017

Rapid Fire Questions with Wen Sang, CEO of Smarking and current Women In Parking member Q: How did you end up in the parking industry? A: I couldn’t find parking in Cambridge, MA, during grad school, so I looked into the industry and found out that it’s been left behind significantly for software and data technologies. I strongly …


Rapid Fire with Alicia Pouliot-Cote

Alicia Pouliot-Cote - November 09, 2017

Rapid Fire Questions with Alicia Pouliot-Cote, Regional Manager at SP+ and current Women In Parking member Q: How did you end up in the parking industry? A: My transition into the parking industry was purely accidental. I had made the decision to move on from my Internal Audit position in the collections industry and stumbled upon an opportunity …


Baby Steps to Public Speaking Success

Kathleen Laney - November 01, 2017

We’ve all had to do public speaking at some point in our life. Be it in school or for work, it’s a task that’s almost impossible to completely avoid. I can remember when I was to present my Master’s thesis in front of an audience of twenty or so highly critical academics, I begrudgingly marked …


Heels & A Poncho

Kaitlyn Hansen - October 18, 2017

For those of you that work in the Houston area, you fully understand the expression “When it rains, it pours.” We must constantly be aware of the weather around us especially if your operation is completely exposed to the ever changing weather elements. My previous facility, a medical office building, had 2 open surface parking …


What I Have Learned During My First Year In Parking

Carla Marcano - August 15, 2017

I recently celebrated my first year in parking. Time definitely flies, and I truly believe that in the parking industry it goes faster. I remember the first day I walked into the Calgary Parking Authority’s (CPA) head office. I was terrified. My first thought was “really Carla? parking? how boring!!!” It couldn’t be further from …


The Human Side of Technology Advancement

Maggie Vercoe - August 02, 2017

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity” —Douglas Adams It’s no secret that the world is racing toward advancing technologies. More data. More automation. More connectivity. The most compelling innovations are fueled by problems that need a solution, and the …


Moving On Up

Pamela Grossman - July 18, 2017

I have recently been promoted and moved 1100 miles from my family. The promotion and relocation happened quickly and there was little time to adjust to the thought of moving, so I talked about it with my husband and I did it! I am amazed at how many people I meet who are shocked to …