Above Photo: Missi from Life Is Poppin!
When I first started blogging, Simply Sassy Style was based solely around fashion. However, over the past couple of years, it has totally morphed into an auto, fashion and lifestyle blog. My first automotive collaboration was a super fun review of OPI nail polish. I remember I was so excited to be working with Ford for the first time. The campaign was called, Taking the “Pedi to the Metal with Ford Mustang by OPI and I still remember it like it was yesterday. As time goes on, and as I find myself becoming more and more involved in the automotive industry, I notice that the opportunities are endless. I have been blessed to experience travel, event coverage, interviews with automotive leaders and most importantly, I have built amazing and long lasting friendships with women who have similar interests.
To be honest, I never expected to meet so many great gals on this auto journey and because if this, I thought it was time to recognize a handful of them in a 3 part series called, Women Who Drive.
Yes! I totally mean women who love getting behind the wheel of snazzy rides and testing their limits, but I also mean courageous trailblazers who not only drive vehicles but who are driving the auto industry in more ways than one.
I recently read an online Forbes article, which stated that women are the buying force when it comes to purchasing vehicles. This fact does not surprise me at all, but it does excite me because of acknowledgments like this apart due to the shift that I have noticed when it comes to women and cars. Auto brands are now recognizing the value we bring to the industry as a whole. You can tell by the powerful and influential positions that women hold throughout the industry. You can also tell by the new designs, the colors and the features that come equipped in the latest vehicles. The women in this article have and are helping to influence these amazing changes as well. Rock on Ladies!!! Keep influencing the world with your AWESOMENESS!!!!
Meet my girl and the best drive partner ever, Fadra Nally – Eldersburg, Maryland
Fadra is a self-proclaimed “chick who digs cars,” Fadra has long been a fan of aesthetics over mechanics. When she’s not looking for an excuse to buy or drive a new car, she spends her time writing, blogging, and vlogging on her lifestyle blog, AllThingsFadra.com, and contributing to SheBuysCars.com.
Fadra girl you giving me life the way you are rocking those shades. #Fire!
Meet my sister from another mister, Missi Perez – Indianapolis, Indiana
You can find Missi doing her thing at Lifeispoppin.com.
Meet the cool, sassy and super sexy Vanessa James – Miami, FL
Vanessa James is a multicultural millennial influencer with a true connection to her followers, fans, and subscribers! Whether you’re a brand looking for true organic reach and connection, travel enthusiast or music and lifestyle culturist, Vanessa is your go-to girl!
Vanessa is extremely well-rounded and diverse. Since meeting her I have learned so much. Thanks, girl! Love your fineness and that pose you are working!
Stop by and check out Vanessa at Vanessajamesmedia.com. You won’t be sorry.
Last but not least, meet the snazziest and sexiest drive partner one could ever have, Cathy Droz – Phoenix, Arizona
Cathy is an author of, ” A Woman’s Guide to buying a car with Confidence and Street Smarts.” Automotive Journalist ( 500 cars test driven in 12 years) and Founder of HER Certified On-line training certification How to Sell to Women in the 21st Century. Her goals and passion are to empower girls between 10 and 15 years old on how to negotiate through life. If they can negotiate a car deal, while building their confidence, anything is possible. Keynote speaker, TV, and Radio representation. By acknowledging the buying power of women the HER certified program will increase sales to women for dealerships and bring customer service to the highest level in 50 years.
NOTE: Her book can be ordered off her website only at this time only www.hercertified.com.
I remember when I met Cathy for the first time. I was so drawn to her fire and energy. This gorgeous woman KNOWS how to work a room! Oh, one more thing! Anytime you see red heels in a car, on top of a car, next to a car, I am sure Cathy is not far away. Red heels are her signature.
Have A Happy Healthy, and Remember to Always…
*Disclosure: Photos and bio information was provided to me by each influencer for post use.