Introducing F.B.I Rocks (which stands for Female Black Inventors Rocks)! This organization will not only be cultivating their members but churning out new female inventors and innovators of color. F.B.I Rocks has done its research and found that there is a shortage of Female Black Inventors and one of the main reasons for this is the lack of support, belief and exposure for these women and young girls.
The Founder of F.B.I Rocks, Yvette Kendall, being an innovator herself gave us firsthand accounts of why there are so little Female Black Inventors currently seen in the market. Kendall states that “The lack of support that we experience is a huge deterrent, as well as the inability to raise funds for prototypes, packaging and marketing and even bigger, we feel that we don’t belong in this industry. Most times when we have a patent or patent-pending that a corporation is interested in, we ultimately sell the rights to the patent or license it out for little of nothing out of ignorance or just to break even.”
Kendall went on to say that “You have to have a really strong character to work in this field, to be turned down and mocked on the daily basis; everyday it’s a fight to keep moving forward. Being a Female Black Inventor has meant that there is less opportunities (even if you have a money making product), less assistance and many unfair deals. This is why F.B.I Rocks is so important; we need a desired and visibly present platform, as well as PR people to promote our innovators from the inside.”
Within the F.B.I Rocks organization they can have access to internal/external funding (via grants and donations), patent education, marketing, prototyping affiliations, packaging, and leads on sales and licensing deals; exposure, assigned PR Reps, Think Tanks, Award Ceremonies and excursions to cultivate the F.B.I Rocks members. F.B.I Rocks has another attracting quality to it, it has a flair for fashion and entertainment embedded in it, and the reason for this is because Kendall says that, the image of inventors must change because we have evolved to be strong, beautiful and fashionable while changing the world too!
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