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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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 …

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Parking as a Newbie – How to Move Beyond

Kathleen Laney - February 08, 2017

It’s an industry that boasts an impressive $30 billion a year in the US alone. It’s an industry undergoing the most significant transformation in its 100-year history. It’s an industry that touches and impacts every person, yet no one takes any time to consider the complexity of it. It’s the parking industry. There was a …

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Rapid Fire with Andi Campbell

Andi Campbell - February 06, 2017

Rapid Fire Questions with Andi Campbell, VP of Human Resources at LAZ Parking and Women In Parking Leadership Board Member Q: How did you end up in the parking industry? A: I was working as the VP of Talent Development for a large big financial firm, and someone I know gave my name to Michael …

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Why Is It Important To Be A Thought Leader And To Step Up And Present

Vicki Pero - January 31, 2017

The first time I spoke in public was when I was in high school, and I did a presentation at the state fair for 4-H. My grandmother was my speech coach at the time, as she had been for her own children. She only had an eighth grade education, but I learned more from her …

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The Dummies Guide for Professional Behavior

Madison Huemmer - January 26, 2017

Many of us have been taught social etiquette, however many do not know how to compose ourselves in a professional setting. For those new to the business world, or for those just wanting a refresher, here are my 6 most important rules for business etiquette. 1. Be On Time In the business world this means …

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Running toward Success

Becky Collins - January 24, 2017

Time for me? Are you kidding? How am I supposed to fit that into my schedule? There aren’t enough hours in the day! Whether at the office, a conference, sporting event or the gym, the topic is the same. Everywhere you go, conversations turn to how busy we are at work and how to fit …

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Personal Leadership

Kristin Ludwick - January 20, 2017

Seven years ago, I started my parking career. I had left the advertising agency industry in search of something more stable, more reliable, and overall, just easier. I quickly found out there is nothing easy about the parking industry. In fact, it turned out to be my most challenging job yet. I felt overwhelmed, unprepared, …