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
NPA Honors Parking Industry's Most Influential Young Professionals
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.
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 at email@example.com.
Member Company Updates
A book review by Tiffany Yu, of "Lost Wyoming" by Debra Snider
Just 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.
Letter From Our Leaders
Water The Flowers
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.
The Lighter Side of Parking
Women in Parking would like to thank and recognize our 2016 sponsors: