wip matters

November 2016     

Women In Parking is dedicated to promoting the advancement and achievement of professional women by providing networking, leadership, career outreach and support opportunities to its members.

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WIP Conference in Atlanta
Interview Nadia Bilchik 2
This year’s WIP conference in Atlanta was a don’t miss event that provided the perfect blend of networking, personal development, recognition of key people and companies as well as Fun!   With 176 attendees and several dynamic speakers, including keynote speaker, Nadia Bilchik, CNN anchor and Editorial Producer. The information exchanged was invaluable.  Nadia’s message showed us how to Light the Fire when you present and engage with your audience using Energy, Enthusiasm and Excitement.   
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NPA Honors Parking Industry's Most Influential Young Professionals

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On August 18, 2016, The National Parking Association (NPA) announced its 2016 40 Under 40 class of young professionals and up-and-coming leaders in the parking industry. This is the second annual class of inductees. A number of the 40 Under 40 chosen individuals will be inducted into the awards program at the NPA 2016 Convention & Exposition on September 20, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. The active members of Women In Parking represented in the 40 Under 40 list include the following:
Amanda Cuddy LAZ Parking
Brenda Garcia LAZ Parking
Kimberly Baxter Towne Park
Trevyr Meade Green Business Certification Inc.
Andreas Jansson Cale America Inc.
Kathleen Laney Laney Solutions
Jennifer Rentz Complus Data Innovations, Inc
Lisa Royer Premier Parking of Tennessee, LLC
Diego Torres-Palma Smarking Inc.

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Mentors Are Needed!

The WIP mentoring committee is looking for mentors. During the Women in Parking Conference in Atlanta we highlighted the benefits of joining the mentoring program for all WIP members.  This is a great way for members to network and establish lasting relations with colleagues in the industry.  We had over 10 new individuals sign up for the program!  If you are interested in being a mentor, please email Kelsey Owens akelsey@passportinc.com

Member Company Updates 

Portraits of business women
WIP Members continue to shine and make their marks throughout the industry. 

  • Passport was awarded Organization of the Year by Women in Parking at the annual Women in Parking Conference. We are honored by this recognition and look forward to being a part of the continued success of Women in Parking!  In addition, Passport's CEO, Bob Youakim, was recognized as one of the National Parking Association's "Top 40 Under 40" of 2016. Passport recently added Bernadette Maulion to the team as a Client Success Manager Passport was also recognized by FierceWireless as one of their "Fierce 15" of 2016. Every year, FierceWireless recognizes 15 of the most interesting startups in the wireless industry. They select innovative companies who are making a significant impact in the industry. Here is the link to Passport's feature.
  • Kathy Phillips, Senior Vice President from Alliant Insurance Services, and Tiffany Yu, Marketing Specialist at Scheidt & Bachmann, both received the National Parking Association’s “Volunteer of the Year” awards. 
  • Rachel Joujon-Roche is now a Business Development Specialist for the Parking Company of America based in Atlanta, GA. She used to work for Scheidt & Bachmann as a Sales Executive for over 2 years.

Lost Wyoming
A book review by Tiffany Yu, of "Lost Wyoming" by Debra Snider
Lost WyomingJust before Debra Snider’s newest novel Lost Wyoming was released in September, Leadership Board Member and Secretary Tiffany Yu interviewed Debra about her career and her new book’s relevance to the Women In Parking community.

Maggie Winslow, the heroine of Lost Wyoming, is in the throes of a quarter-life crisis. Disillusioned and sick of second-guessing just about everything, Maggie is bobbing along at the edge of her life, wondering how it all got so…uninspired. When a family crisis jolts her from her malaise, Maggie is forced to take charge, to rethink the meaning and the import of the losses that inevitably accompany growing up, and to take stock of the choices and convictions that have kept her from living the life she always envisioned. 
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Letter From Our Leaders

Colleen M. Niese

Water The Flowers
By: Colleen M. Niese, Associate Director,  Principal, The Marlyn Group, LLC

If you were one of the attendees to this year’s Women In Parking annual conference you know the phrase, “water the flowers” by now.  It represented an exercise during one of the breakout sessions that helped participants focus on communicating effectively while minimizing distractions to ultimately influence others to achieve individual objectives.  It’s an empowering experience in that it reveals anyone can lead any type of forum that’s articulate and memorable.

Some of those words above illustrate well the theme to this year’s conference: Creating Connections and Building Success.  With nearly double the attendance as compared to past years’ events, the 2016 event delivered on all of its promises by providing key learnings, ample networking opportunities and a bright light on the benefits any organization gains by promoting gender diversity.

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Upcoming Events

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Employment Opportunities

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Membership Updates

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The Lighter Side of Parking




Women in Parking would like to thank and recognize our 2016 sponsors:

Corporate Titantium Sponsors
ABM-logo-glow     impark  pro-park-america   Winpark Logo

Corporate Platinum Sponsors

SPONSOR brookfield_blue    citizens-logo-220x110     laz-parking-logo 3 

Parking Today Media      spplus-logo

Corporate Silver Sponsors

Toledo Ticket

Corporate Bronze Sponsors

Cale horizontal-color        ecolonialLogo 2    passport 
scheidt and bachmann 2     Smarking logo2