Yelitsa Jean-Charles 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”. Once into her adulthood, she saw the opportunity to address the demonstrated need for more diverse toys and representation in children’s publishing. Healthy Roots Dolls was born.

On this episode of From Idea to Invention, Yelitsa joins PuffCuff Founder and CEO, Ceata and Garrett,  to tell more on the tale of her journey to Healthy Roots Dolls and the struggles the can arise when in a leadership position.

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