WOMEN IN PARKING ACCELERATE Conference
NPA, the parking industry’s leading authority, is proud to host the WOMEN IN PARKING ACCELERATE Conference within the NPA Convention & Expo. View the Full Program Schedule. Registration for the WOMEN IN PARKING ACCELERATE Conference is included as part of the 2023 NPA Convention & Expo Full Registration. No separate registration is required.
Strengthen your skills as a leader in the parking industry. Expand your network of peers and mentors. Gain valuable insights into career mapping and goal setting at the industry’s only women-centered conference.
- NETWORK in a fun charity-focused activity with the USO
- GAIN INSIGHT from a panel of parking C-suite executives
- GET INSPIRED by the distinguished keynote speaker
- HEAR how to manage and lead today’s tech-savvy workforce
- CELEBRATE the WOMEN IN PARKING IMPACT award winner
Top women in the industry gather to hear from those who’ve made it. Leave the WIP ACCELERATE Conference with actionable insights for your career.
1-to-1 In-Person Exclusives
- 2023 Mentor Meet-Ups: In Person & In Depth
- Head Shot Lounge: Update Your LinkedIn Photo
- Monday Night Secret Social: You're invited. Limited availability. Digital, interactive & INSTAGRAM worthy. The place to be!
Thank you to our WIP Conference sponsors:
Schedule at a Glance - Monday, September 18
Power Up Your Success with Insights to Advance Your Career
WOMEN IN PARKING PROGRAM
WOMEN IN PARKING Charity Event
Monday, September 18 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Join other WOMEN IN PARKING conference attendees in the WIP lounge for an impactful activity supporting a global charity. The USO is the leading nonprofit dedicated to supporting the well-being of people currently serving in the U.S. military and their families, because even the strongest among us need someone by their side. NPA is proud to host the USO for this very special charity event as part of the WOMEN IN PARKING program. Facilitator Tammy L. Heiser will speak about the mission of the USO and share an activity for participants to directly connect with this mission and those the organization serves.
||Tammy L. Heiser, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources Officer
Thank you to our charity event sponsors:
Opening Keynote Session
Monday, September 18 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Keynote Speaker: Melissa Forziat, The ”Doughnut Lady”
Take the Doughnut: How to Go After What You Want
Get the tools, tips, and techniques on how to get what you want. There is an art to taking charge of life and your career. Hear from inspirational speaker Melissa Forziat. This interactive session is a fun way to meet parking peers. Build an action mindset and think bigger.
The ”Doughnut Lady”
Thank you to our event sponsor:
Leading Voices: Lessons in Leadership, Business, and Life
Monday, September 18 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Join this open mic “Talk Back” session to hear how three WOMEN IN PARKING entrepreneurs manage their businesses, lead their teams, and stay ahead of the game. Our thought leaders came from variety of industries or discipline before entering the parking business. You will hear what it looked like to them before they joined parking, what it looks like to them now in today’s workplace, and what they’ve learned along the way.
Learn how each has a different approach to leading a business or project and how to get the best from their team, their vendors, and clients. This is an open-mic session so bring plenty of questions and a notebook.
Chief People Officer
The Parking Spot
Nationwide Parking Services
SVP, Parking Operations
President of the Aviation Division
Monday, September 18 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Leading Through the Experience of Others: Coaching, Training, and Mentoring for Success
Learn how mentoring can be both a powerful professional development tool for an individual as well as a leadership skill set for your team. This program will examine how and why you are never too old or too young to be mentored or to become a better version of yourself. It will demonstrate the key role that mentoring can play in developing leadership skills for your team.
With over 20 years in the sports industry including 15 years at NIKE, Sarah credits much of her success to the mentors who guided her, the coaches who challenged her, and the comprehensive training that shaped her acumen. Sarah will delve deep into her own personal journey to underscore the transformative power of guidance, coaching, and skill-building. As someone who has both benefited from and championed these elements throughout her career, Sarah offers a unique, firsthand perspective on their undeniable impact.
This program will:
• Delve into the significance of mentorships for career development and advancement.
• Illustrate the steps to create a mentorship initiative for your team.
• Outline strategies to cultivate a personal brand and network.
Head of Partnerships, Growth Division
Monday, September 18 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
WIP ACCELERATE Forum
Attend the WOMEN IN PARKING ACCELERATE Forum for a hands-on, practical workshop on how to accelerate your career and gain the latest personal development tools. Learn how to make a better presentation, develop your personal brand, communicate clearly, and improve your leadership skills.
Get engaged in dynamic, small groups discussions. This interactive session helps you build your personal brand, enhance your presentation skills, test ideas on leadership traits that matter most in the service industry. An all around—ramp up for brand you.
Amundsen Davis, LLC
VP of Marketing
||Carmen Donnell, CAPP
Managing Director, North America
Senior Vice President, Customer Experience
T2 Systems Inc
See the Full Program Schedule for all the great programs at this year’s convention.