WIP ACCELERATE Conference Sessions

September 18-19, 2022 | Austin, TX

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Get connected. Get Inspired. Get Ahead. Join us in Austin! The WIP conference is developed by women who have discovered the keys to success, presented by women who will inspire and invigorate you – and designed with your success in mind.


Sunday, September 18
 

NEW! WIP Lounge

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Just arrived in Austin? Pick up your conference badge and then head to the WOMEN IN PARKING lounge to rest, relax and connect with other conference attendees.

NEW! Charity Fundraiser Activity

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join other WOMEN IN PARKING conference attendees in the WIP lounge for a fun activity to support a national charity with a mission on empowering women and tomorrow’s generation of women leaders.


Monday, September 19
 

WIP Mentor Roundtable

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

WIP mentor and mentee participants: Use this pre-conference time to meet with each other in person. If you participated in the WIP program mentor in previous years, use this time and space to catch up and reconnect.

Have questions about the WIP mentorship program? Meet with members of the WIP mentor advisory committee who will be glad to give you an orientation of the 2023 program.

Moderated by WOMEN IN PARKING Advisory Board
 

Keynote Speaker: Connecting Business Through Value, Simplicity, & Service

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Speaker:

David Harvey
Vice President, Southwest Business
Southwest Airlines



 

Moderator:

Mary Ruberry
Chief People Officer
The Parking Spot




Ask the Expert: What Impactful Leaders Say About Powering Thru Change

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Hear firsthand how parking leaders have managed and led their teams through the myriad of changes that have swept through the parking industry, the personal workplace, and the general business environment.

Yes, we’ll look at the impact of COVID-19, but we’ll also focus on other industry disruptor change agents – everything from social media to labor shortages.

This will be an open mic session with an opportunity to ask the experts questions and get their insights.

Speakers:

Kendra Petty
VP Airports
LAZ Parking





Sarah Fisher
General Counsel
InterPark


 

Rise Up: Making it to the Top in Ops

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Parking operations is a demanding career choice that requires a variety of skill sets – everything from project management to problem-solving.

Get insights on how several of the industry’s leading operations executives made it to the top of their profession. Explore what lessons they learned, what leaders inspired them, and what advice they have for those on the same journey.

Building You: Making the Life, Career, and Personal Choices That Matter

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

We began on Sunday with a box of loose parts, we came together and built a bike. What changed, and what’s next?
 
Join conference facilitator, Andi Campbell as she leads conference attendees through a series of activities to help you see a “New You.”
 
Andi will:
• Examine what makes you “uniquely you” and how that can propel your career
• Explore some techniques for communicating with ease/grace regardless of the audience and under new work circumstances (ex. hybrid work environment)
• Explain why self-care and introspection and are so connected to “personal brand” (and how to cultivate these.)
• Demonstrate the successful strategies for balancing the pressure of work expectations with what’s realistic without compromising people’s perspectives about you.
 

Speaker:

Andi Campbell
Chief Growth Officer
WellSpark



 

Opening Welcome Event: A “Taste” of Austin

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

NPA looks forward to welcoming you to the Live Music Capital of the World®, Austin, Texas. Much like its live music scene, Austin takes eating and drinking very seriously. The location for our opening welcome event provides the perfect backdrop for experiencing a “Taste” of Austin, with a food and drink menu that reflects and reinterprets the culinary culture of the Live Music Capital. Learn more.

Need a spouse/guest/extra ticket? $115 Early Bird/$150 Advance


Tuesday, September 20
 

40 Under 40 Game Night in Downtown Austin

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Optional Social Event Add-on. Calling all members of the 40 Under 40 cohort – we invite you to join us for an evening of karaoke, billiards, and duckpins. And for those who are adventurous…there might even be a mechanical bull to try. This event will include light hors d’oeuvres and drink tickets courtesy of our sponsor. Attire is casual, so come out, let down your hair, and celebrate the newly inducted 2022 Class of 40 Under 40. Learn more.

WIP Members & Past 40 Under 40 Inductees: Early Bird: $60/Advance: $72
 

WIP Conference Sponsors:

LAZ REEF logo SP Plus logo System Park OOBEO



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