The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month- Susie Halfhill-

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month- Susie Halfhill-

“Our motto is failure is not an option, and we live by, if you love your job, you'll never work a day in your life. You love what you do. You'll never work a day in your life."
April 23, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez
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The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Hope Cueva

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Hope Cueva

“Hope4hope is not just about lupus and hope anymore, it's about mental illness. It's about people. Some people are starting chemo now and tag me and under there about what they're going through. It's been an amazing ride. It's not just about me; it's become about our community as well,” she shared proudly. "I don't care about how many followers you have, and I still don't know how many anybody has to be quite honest with you all.”

 

March 29, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez
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The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Kari Hess

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Kari Hess

“They would not allow an exemption for vape shops. And we weren't allowed to vape in our shop, so we had to do testing outside. It was a real pain because it gets 110 in the summer,” said Keri.

 If it is not extreme summer, it is brutal winters. It recently snowed, and the entire town shut down. Once again, it became difficult for Keri to conduct outdoor product tests.

“I decided I could either sit around and complain about the problem or I can be a part of the solution. And that's when I got involved in advocacy,” she said.

 

March 29, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez
The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Erica Spivey

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Erica Spivey

Vapum started in the wake of a rejection. Erica was working with top brands and wanted to do more for them from a marketing standpoint. Writing for a magazine was an attractive option, so she decided to apply to a well-known magazine with no success.  

 

March 29, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez
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The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Peggy Sue Nail

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Peggy Sue Nail

Battery safety is something that Peggy particularly emphasizes when she is teaching customers. This is a topic that is quickly gaining popularity and is incredibly important to highlight. 3d Vapors has a battery recycling program, and they offer discounts as an incentive for them to bring in dead batteries. Carrying and storing batteries incorrectly increases the chances of battery failure, which can cause serious injury.

March 29, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez
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The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Monica Vondruska

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month - Monica Vondruska

In addition to becoming an entrepreneur, Monica also became an advocate for vaping rights and a voice for raising industry standards. She would like for more people, especially women, to speak up more; not only for themselves but for others as well. She wants to see more people step up to the plate and take action against the forces attempting to hinder the industry. Notably, she believes calling your local legislator is a good place to start.

March 29, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez
The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month-Bonnie Butz

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month-Bonnie Butz

“I spoke before the FDA. And I ended up flipping out. I was screaming, ‘You're killing people and you don't care’,” she said. “People need to get involved in their state. I've been in my state Rep's office so many times that she knows me. Your state representatives are supposed to care about you, but how are they going to care if they don't know your situation or don't know you? So, you walk in there and talk to them or make an appointment and go in and talk to them.”

March 29, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez
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The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month, Lisa Gano

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month, Lisa Gano

The business continued to grow and the decision was made to open a retail space; the first one of its kind in Atlanta.
March 27, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez
The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month, Jennifer Higginbotham

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month, Jennifer Higginbotham

Jennifer is ready for the challenge. For someone who never wanted to own her business, or saw herself as an entrepreneur, she has become a dominant player in the vaping industry because of her dedication, determination, and passion.

March 27, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez
The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month, Amy Lane Netherton

The Innovative Women of Vape in honor of Women’s History Month, Amy Lane Netherton

“I understand wholly what a privilege it is to be in the United States and to be a woman business owner at that. That's something that could not be done in my country, back in the 70s, for sure,” said Amy. “I’ve come a long way from there.”
March 26, 2019 by Beverley Harris-Alvarez