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Confidence by GaBBY Goodwin - GaBBY Bows

Rozalynn Goodwin

Meet the Founder

Rozalynn Goodwin

Rozalynn Goodwin and her seven-year-old daughter Gabby solved the age-old problem of disappearing hair barrettes by inventing GaBBY Bows -- the first and patented Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette. Engineered to prevent hair slippage, GaBBY Bows are saving families time, money and frustration, reducing barrette bills by 75%. Their company Confidence by GaBBY Goodwin launched and began selling barrettes through its online store at gabbybows.com in February 2014. They have since filled online orders to all 50 states in the U.S. and in ten countries. GaBBY Bows are also carried in retail and beauty supply stores in the US, Canada and South Africa. Seven-four Target stores in 22 states will carry GaBBY Bows in October 2019, and the company hit six figures while GaBBY was in the sixth grade. The children’s book "Gabby Invents the Perfect Hair Bow" by Entrepreneur Kid chronicles Gabby’s entrepreneurial journey, and their just released girls’ natural hair products remove dread from the styling process so moms and daughters can enjoy and cherish that time together. Gabby and Rozalynn launched the Mommy and Me Entrepreneurship Academy in November 2018. More than 80 Girl Bosses and their mothers from 23 states are enrolled. Their story has been featured on The Real, The Harry Connick, Jr. Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and The Today Show, and in Kiplinger Magazine, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Free Enterprise Magazine, JET.com, Essence.com, Madamnoire, AOL and Now This. Gabby was named a 2015 South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the youngest to ever receive this award. The company was named a 2016 SCORE and Sam’s Club American Small Business Champion and the 2016 SCORE Foundation Outstanding Diverse Business of the Year. Gabby was also named the 2018 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year. Gabby is engaged in all aspects of the business, from inventory to speaking at schools and business conferences and helping with sales taxes to writing thank you notes to every customer who orders products online. She also hosts the GaBBY Play Date to teach girls in children’s shelters about entrepreneurship.


Good luck today! Mat God bless all of your endeavors!

- Sophia Thompkins


Awesome!!! Very Nostalgic warmed my heart.

- Nazarie Grant


I am excited to tell my little cousins about your program. Thank you!

- Amanda Tyler


We need More people like you :-)

- Lauren Cobb


Awesome idea. I wish this was around when my neices were young. They were tomboys and constantly losing their hairbows at school.!

- Melissa Tarver Prodanov


Love your energy and your ideas. I’m so here for supporting young black queens and their business ideas. We need you and we need this!! Happy to support you and your business.

- Brianna Chambers


Thank you for sharing your gift. GREAT JOB!

- Dena Towells


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- Justin Dawkins


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- Lee Campbell


Great pitch! 💜Kemery & Mom

- Kia Haselrig Oparah


Simply inspiring. Not only did you create and patent your product, but you’re pacing the way for other girls to know what ownership and success feels like. You guys were my winner!! Thank you Mom for the lessons you are teaching and the journey you are taking with your daughter.

- Kierra Powell


Wonderful presentation! Continue to work hard and know that your ambition has and will continue to pay off!!!

- Zekarias Solomon