Why I Am Attending the Women In Parking Conference And Why You Should Too
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 remember looking around the room and feeling very proud of my industry and my colleagues. I was excited to feel like I was part of something that felt so positive!
We are all very busy and it is easy to think you might not have the time to attend the WIP conference. That thought has crossed my mind as well. But when I step back and remember what a constructive experience the 2016 WIP conference was for me, I know that attending the 2018 conference is a priority.
I think it is critically important to take the opportunity to step out of the day to day routine to see different perspectives and engage in fresh conversations. The 2018 WIP Conference provides the perfect opportunity to do that!
If you want to be the best that you can be, and you want to project the positive energy it takes to effectively manage your business – please come join us in Chicago on March 25. The WIP conference program includes many great speakers and topics. Program details may be found at https://womeninparking.com/member-center/annual-conference/conference-schedule/.
The theme of the conference this year is “Transforming Careers through Diversity”. We all understand that promoting inclusiveness and diversity within the workplace is one of the best ways to foster an open-minded, global company culture. Not only does this make good business sense – helping your company to better understand colleagues, clients, and customers – it also makes the workplace a more interesting and personally enriching environment for everyone (which is important to me)!
Remember, diversity can take many forms. Don’t underestimate the cultural value you can add to your workplace. Whatever your background, your unique perspective, culture, and experiences can enrich the professional experience of those around you.
The best way to promote diversity in your workplace is by embracing it and working to build an understanding. Please join us a the WIP Conference and we will continue to work together to make the workplace a positive place for everyone! See you in Chicago!
Laura Longsworth serves as the Associate Director for Women In Parking