Episode 23: Kreyol - Yve-Car

Episode 23: Kreyol - Yve-Car
Yve-Car is the CEO and cofounder of Kreyol Essence and was driven by her vision to stimulate economic activity in Haiti. In this podcast episode, Yve takes on the role of interviewing Dr. Kristian Henderson, founder of BLK+GRN, and sparks an impactful conversation on what it means to walk in your passion. Despite a tragic life-threatening car accident in 2019 that left Kristian in a coma, her recovery journey did not force her to abandon BLK+GRN. Instead, it became the chapter in her story that highlighted all things possible when you stay true to what you want to do. 

Black women make up the majority of the health industry. However, despite the mandates made by the National Institutes of Health to enhance the inclusion of ethnic groups, Black women continue to be underrepresented. While carrying on her grandmother's legacy, who fought for civil rights, Kristian continues to fight for Black women in a space that makes health and wellness accessible.

Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:

  • Soon the US will have rules regulations on the toxins used in products as many other countries
  • BLK+GRN puts into perspective how when Black women lead, we all succeed
  • No founder, cofounder or maker of a business is 100% sure in moving forward; It’s all about giving yourself grace and space

Check Out These Highlights:

  • Kristian talks about her recovery process after her life-threatening car accident (2:29)
  • Where Kristian’s clarity and love for the black community stems from (10:50)
  • Kristian’s next step towards providing wellness for Black women (13:46)
  • Using money as a tool to push your mission (33:15)

Quotes:

  • “it comes down to my core. I think it's in me. I think I was born with it. I was born with the spirit that fights for equality for Black women.”
  • “I think there will be a day when all marketplaces are looking for Black and Brown people to put on the shelf.”
  • “When people are purchasing products from BLK+GRN, they're supporting black women entrepreneurs. They're supporting people. They're supporting stories.”