Fem Founder Features Kari Warberg Block
Kari Warberg Block, an unlikely disruptor, challenged an industry that is toxic by its very nature. As the Founder & CEO of EarthKind®, Kari discovered that 98% of pest control solutions sold were poison & kill methods – so she set out to invent a better solution: plant-based pest control powered by nature. Kari was the first to develop, manufacture, and commercialize poison-free rodent and insect repellents for farm and home use, with a mission to build a purpose-led company and create change through business. Once a mom on food stamps, Kari started EarthKind® with nothing more than a package of garden seeds and a vision and has built it into the $20 million company it is today.