WIP Insights

A Women in Parking Blog


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 …


The Mind Game of Overcoming Any Obstacle

Kirsten Dolan - June 15, 2017

We’ve all been at a point in our lives where we can’t see past the obstacles in our way. This is normal. But, when we get to the point where we are not getting the outcomes we would like, then it is time to look inside to see what is really holding us back. We …


Rapid Fire with Trish Lukasik

Trish Lukasik - June 09, 2017

Rapid Fire Questions with Trish Lukasik, Chief Operating Officer at SpotHero and current Women In Parking member Q: How did you end up in the parking industry?   A: Someone in my network connected me with The founder of SpotHero for lunch and the rest became history…. Q: What’s been your single greatest challenge been in your career? A: Ensuring pay equity …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …