FOUNDER, YVETTE KENDALL
Who We Are / About Us
Think “Black Urban meets Star Trek” (in a manner of speaking) but it’s not all about the science; its about our unparalleled ingenuity that gives us a remarkable vision and then discovering what that collaboration looks like. We are looking for those trend setting ladies of color that are leveling up! It’s not about just opening a nail salon but maybe opening a 3D Printing Nail Salon or a new type of gym that can do a virtual composition of what you look like after you shed 150 lbs. when you walk through the door for the first time. Black Fem Futurist has created a space for this particular and special group of people.
With that said, We want to Blog, write articles and share the work of these women who are becoming the building blocks of our future with their brands. There is no better place than Black Fem Futurist. Here is more about the founder to tell you why:
Yvette Kendall is originally from Chicago, Illinois and currently lives in Atlanta where she travels the world speaking to Women and Girls of Color about stepping into the field of Innovation/Inventing and Product Development. As a young girl, she developed a passion for innovation and continued on this path as she progressed in life. Armed with nothing more than a High School Diploma, drive and determination, she began to hone her skills in research, innovation and product development.
As she excelled in this industry, she carved our a niche to develop Intellectual Property and create products for the consumer and private individuals globally. Ms. Kendall was the first to file and put efforts in to developing what the world knows now as “E-Book Readers” in July of 1998. When she invented the E-Reader, she named it the "Bookman" but it was ill-received; it seems that she was ahead of her time, and the notion of reading books and magazines electronically on a singular device, was a concept too strange for most to conceive.
Because of the difficulties she experienced with finding funding, assistance and exposure over the years and the obvious absence of “Women of Color” in the field of Innovations; Ms. Kendall decided to do something about it! In addition to “Black Fem Futurist” Ms. Kendall previously launched the first African-American Female Organization to Cultivate Women of Color to become Inventors….FBI Rocks "Female Black Inventors Rocks". FBI Rocks is a one-stop resource for black girls and women to gain interest and to excel in the fields of Intellectual Property and Product Development.
Many of her innovations have made it to a nationwide audience. The 1st being “Scalers Shoes”, fitness sneakers with a built-in body weight scale with digital screen. Scalers Shoes had its debut on "The TODAY Show" in 2011. Another product that has had success is “Cleencups”, the World’s 1st Anti-Bacterial Drinking Cups; these cups are coated with a food safe anti-bacterial ink that sanitizes the hands once the user touches them. Cleencups signed a licensing deal with Discovery Channel Television in 2010.
Other products that Ms. Kendall has invented are “Hatari Helmets” which are motion graphic and animated motorcycle helmets, and “Meal Pearls” which is a new food source developed via use of Bio-Polymers and most recently Ballisticks Panels, new personal life-saving bulletproof panels which has over-performed in initial and secondary testing.
Ms. Kendall also developed several mobile applications, food products, skin care items, created search engine improvements and new television and cables system scenarios. Ms. Kendall hopes to see several more of her products in the public’s eye soon.