DEI in Focus

COFFEE TALK: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Tuesday, September 20, 8:00 - 8:45 AM

Join this open-mic discussion with parking entrepreneurs, operators, suppliers, and others in the mobility workforce at this coffee talk session. Examine how diverse teams make better decisions and are more innovative, and how companies with a diverse workforce often have better shareholder returns.


Sarah Fisher
General Counsel

Parking Career Path: Diversity, Inclusion, & Success

Tuesday, September 20, 10:00 - 10:45 AM

Hear what it takes to build a successful career path in the parking and mobility business. Hint: it’s not the paycheck.

The “great resignation” has left parking operators scrambling for talent at all levels, and the nature of work itself has changed. So have the expectations of employees who now seek greater flexibility in working conditions, diversity in the workplace, along with better rewards and support.

Learn how to position your company as an employer of choice in the marketplace. Get insider tips on the smart moves that parking operators are taking to recruit new talent, provide a career path for existing personnel, and adapt to this new work environment.

This session will examine how employees:

  • Want more than a paycheck – they want a purpose
  • Seek personal development – not just job satisfaction
  • Prefer a coach, not a boss
  • Benefit from constant feedback not an annual review; and
  • Thrive better in a role focused on strengths, not weaknesses

An open-mic discussion will follow the presentation.


Sarah Blouch
President and Chief Executive Officer



Terrence Gilmore
Senior Vice President, Central East Coast
LAZ Parking



Barbara Wolfe
The Car Park


Find Your Fire: How Leaders Can Turn Moments Into Inclusive Movements

Tuesday, September 20, 11:00 - 11:45 AM

Terri Broussard Williams, renowned social impact strategist, will share how to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment to create a holistic corporate culture. Learn how her “Firestarter Formula” can be applied to individuals and teams in every type of organization to effect change and drive results.

Terri is the 2021-2023 Business Council Chair of the African American Mayors Association and has been spotlighted by the Austin Business Journal as the Most Influential Women in Central Texas.
Terri Terri Broussard Willliams
Best-selling Author, Lobbyist, and Philanthropist

Terri Broussard Williams has built her career on a solid reputation as an authentic, courageous, and impactful change agent. Throughout her journey as an award-winning non-profit executive, lobbyist, and public speaker, Terri has transformed public and community service into a professional art form, positively impacting the lives of millions of people.

Over the course of her 17-year career as a government relations executive for a large international non-profit, Terri realized her dream of creating significant, community-shifting outcomes. Her most distinguished accomplishments include the passage of key pieces of legislation, such as The Louisiana Smoke-Free Air Act. She achieved this game-changing career milestone at the promising age of 28.

As one of Austin Business Journal’s Most Influential Women in Central Texas, Terri’s commitment to creating meaningful, groundbreaking, and systemic change is clear. She provides inspirational and altruistic leadership to advisory boards including the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Engagement, the Louisiana State University Diversity Advisory Board, and the LBJ School of Public Policy – Women’s Campaign School Advisory Board, among others. Terri continues to “pay it forward” with thought leadership around change as the founder of the Movement Maker platform (

Terri graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Non Profit Leadership. As the student commencement speaker and winner of the Excellence in Social Impact Award, she demonstrated her authenticity as an approachable, courageous, and refreshing thought leader fully capable of inspiring her classmates to create change and turn moments into transformative movements.

Previously, Terri graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Impact Strategy Executive Education Program where she served as a Teaching Fellow, and received a Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Terri is now serving as the inaugural instructor for the Social Justice Graduate Certificate Program at The Bush School and Center for Non Profits and philanthropy at Texas A&M. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Sponsors:

ABM FLASH LAZ Metropolis
REEF SP Plus logo System Park Beam Group logo

interpark L and R Nicolle Judge parkway
Premium Parking Advisory Group OOBEO Town Park

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