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
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9 Tips To Get The Most Out of IPI Show

Madison Huemmer - May 17, 2017

1. Eat Breakfast –Eating breakfast helps your body acknowledge the beginning of the day. 2. Dress for the Day – Make sure you will be comfortable for the entire day. Mainly, this means wear good shoes! 3. Eat When You Can – Taking care of yourself is an integral part of being productive. Personally, I …

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Responsibilities As a Parking Manager

Nichole Crossland - May 11, 2017

I have been in parking for a little over 3 years and when I began, I thought I would mostly be involved in aspects such as critical thinking and problem solving to maximize revenue and productivity. When one thinks about running a successful facility, items such as revenue goals, audit responsibility, fulfilling client expectations, working …

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Rapid Fire with Liza Odell

Liza Odell - April 26, 2017

Rapid Fire Questions with Liza Odell, Account Manager at Parkifi and current Women In Parking member Q: How did you end up in the parking industry?   A: During Denver Startup Week in 2015, I attended a particularly engaging panel where Rishi Malik (a ParkiFi co-founder) talked about company culture. The moderator was a comedian with a guitar and …

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Seek and Approach: Your Client Proposal’s Best Advocates

Molly Goldberg - April 17, 2017

There is nothing better than meeting with other women professionals at an event (or in an online community) where everyone is there to learn, share and network with each other. When women join to empower each other – magical things happen! I believe that networking needs to take place not only online but also at …

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SP+ Gives Women the Resources to Grow, Succeed and Contribute

Nicole Hankins - April 06, 2017

SP+ began building their women’s advisory forum three years ago to help support the advancement and achievement of women in our industry. Over the course of those three years, the Women’s Advisory Forum (WAF) has made it a mission to foster growth, leadership and success for women by ensuring that the most talented and innovative …

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Rapid Fire with Kathryn Hebert

Kathryn Hebert - March 27, 2017

Rapid Fire Questions with Kathryn Hebert, Executive Director of Norwalk Parking Authority and past Women In Parking Leadership Board Member Q: How did you end up in the parking industry? A: By chance.  My background is finance and Administrative Services.  Working for the City of Norwalk Ct., the Mayor in 2002 asked me if I would oversee the …

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How Parking Is Setting Me Up For Future Success

Lisa Royer - March 14, 2017

When I accepted a job offer from a parking company in 2013, I had no idea what working in the parking industry entailed or the magnitude of opportunity I would be exposed to. Parking was never the industry I strived to be in, but boy am I happy that I decided to accept that job …

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Evolution of a Woman in Parking

Pamela Grossman - February 28, 2017

I didn’t graduate college thinking I would spend my life in parking garages; I thought I would teach 6th , 7th, and 8th-grade English and then go on to be a college professor spending my days in a classroom, talking about Shakespeare and Hemingway, writing a novel and living a quiet life. That was not …

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Three Easy Tips To Be Heard Every Time!

Colleen Niese - February 23, 2017

Early in my career I was fortunate to be routinely invited to a variety of forums: lead an executive session, present to a client, participate in a board meeting, etc. Invariably, I went through what my sister affectionately calls the “Five Stages of Professional Anxiety”: initial excitement immediately followed by terror, then self-doubt, which routinely …

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Don’t Parking Garages Just Run Themselves?

Samantha Tauer - February 15, 2017

“Wait, you manage a parking garage? What is there to even manage?” This is the normal response I receive when I tell people my job is in the Parking Industry. Prior to parking, I was in Sales and Administrative Support, I had minimal management experience, and was new to the working world. Parking is a …