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

Leadership is About Building a Trusted Network

Nicolle Judge, President, SkyPark | Board Chair, National Parking Association - February 15, 2019

All young professionals looking to advance their careers and take on leadership roles benefit greatly from the advice and guidance of accomplished parking professionals. A successful leader surrounds herself with a trusted team of advisors. I am grateful to leaders in the parking industry who mentored and guided me when I started in this industry. …


The Code Book

Christine Banning, IOM, CAE, President, National Parking Association - February 15, 2019

There is a code for success and it’s not a secret. The key is to build your professional code book of business practices, guiding principles, key vendors and trusted contacts. It’s not who you know. It’s what you can know. Success as a leader is about thinking, listening and finding the answer. You don’t have …


National Parking Association and Women in Parking Join Forces

Christine Banning, IOM, CAE, President, National Parking Association - February 14, 2019

Bringing More Parking Professionals Together Across North America WASHINGTON, January 9, 2019: National Parking Association (NPA) and Women in Parking (WIP), long-time collaborators and peer organizations, announce their plans to unite. With NPA’s reputation as the premier association for parking professionals and WIP’s increased momentum, the combined organization will have the leadership, reach, and voice …


Recognize Women Making Progress This Women’s Equality Day

by Tracy Kalteux, Chief Human Resources Officer, Citizens Parking - August 24, 2018

There seems to be a holiday for everything these days from National Pizza Day to National Ice Cream Day and even Bring Your Dog to Work Day. With over 1,500 National Holidays, there is literally something to celebrate every day of the year. However, on August 26th, something very important but widely unknown is honored. …


Rapid Fire with Madison Huemmer, Director of Sales and Marketing, iParq

Madison Huemmer - August 09, 2018

Q: How did you end up in the parking industry? By luck! When I moved back to San Diego from Northern California I decided to change industries. I had spent 7 years in tourism and wanted to give my life, and my calendar, a bit more stability (let’s be real I wanted weekends off). I …


Rapid Fire with Kelsey Owens

Kelsey Owens - May 09, 2018

Rapid Fire with Kelsey Owens, Regional Sales Director at Passport Q: How did you end up in the parking industry? A: Like most folks, I stumbled into it! A friend was recruiting for Passport, and I jumped at the opportunity to interview with the company. The company initially caught my eye because of its technology …


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 …