Yelitsa Jean-Charles

Founder of Healthy Roots Doll
Yelitsa
Jean-Charles

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Detroit, Michigan, USA

About

Yelitsa never had a doll that looked like her growing up. The one time her parents gave her a black doll, she burst into tears because it wasn’t the “pretty one”. Since then, Yelitsa has made it her goal to make sure that no other children feel the way she did about her own appearance growing.

Yelitsa has gone from not knowing how to do her own hair at the age 21 to teaching young girls all about their own.

Since starting Healthy Roots Dolls, Yelitsa has graduated from RISD with a BFA in Illustration and a concentration in Gender, Race & Sexuality. She has won the Startup Stampede, New Voices Fund Pitch competition, participated in the Backstage Capital Accelerator program, and was awarded the first Main Street Ventures Wendy S. Lea Female founders Grant. In 2019, Healthy Roots Dolls took First Place and People's Choice at the Quicken Loans Detroit Demo Day.

She is a 2021 Forbes 30 under 30 Honoree and to date, Yelitsa has raised $1,500,000. Healthy Roots Dolls is helping thousands of parents provide their children with a product that makes them feel seen and beautiful. Yelitsa’s mission is to make sure everyone loves their healthy roots.

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How Black Girl Magic Can Change The World

Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znlnQXss34I
GoDaddy: Celebrating the Beauty of Diversity with Healthy Roots Dolls | Icons of Detroit
https://www.today.com/video/see-2-companies-mission-to-increase-diversity-in-kids-toys-99632197678https://www.today.com/video/see-2-companies-mission-to-increase-diversity-in-kids-toys-99632197678
Today: See 2 companies’ mission to increase diversity in kids’ toys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vD-vY1FElJQ
Stitch: Meet Zoe! The Black doll proving why representation matters
https://www.pbs.org/video/healthy-roots-dolls-detroit-mi-lferjl/https://www.pbs.org/video/healthy-roots-dolls-detroit-mi-lferjl/
PBS: START UP | Healthy Roots Dolls / Detroit, MI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TS4wTyvTi_o&t=19s
Yahoo Finance: Healthy Roots Dolls ‘Bring diversity to the toy aisle’
https://www.forbes.com/video/6104524308001/spotlight-yelitsa-jeancharles--under-30-summit-2019/?sh=25dba0402e52https://www.forbes.com/video/6104524308001/spotlight-yelitsa-jeancharles--under-30-summit-2019/?sh=25dba0402e52
Forbes: Spotlight: Yelitsa Jean-Charles | Under 30 Summit 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tH_TfiMt-DE
TEDxProvidence: How #blackgirlmagic can Change the World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwU-miyTCn0
Brown University Founder Friday: Yelitsa Jean-Charles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkwK8NeKjCk
Creative Mornings Cincinnati: Yelitsa Jean-Charles

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