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Meet Gabrielle Goodwin!
She is the CEO of hair barrettes Gabby Bows and Goodwin just recently partnered with Target. The 12-year-old entrepreneur will be selling Gabby Brows in 74 Target stores in the US.
Goodwin launched Gabby Bows at the age of 7 with her mother by her side. According to BecauseOfThemWeCan.com,
The 12-year-old created the first patented double-face, double-snap barrette. She began selling her product, eventually expanding the business to include hair care products, books and the Entrepreneurship Academy which allowed other kids and their moms to micro franchise GaBBy Bows.
#GabrielleGoodwin may only be nine-years-old, but she’s already one of the most promising business owners in the nation. As the President and CEO of #GaBBYBows, Goodwin was named 2015 #SouthCarolina Young #Entrepreneur of the Year, and the honor earned her a seat on #TheReal. Over the span of two years, GaBBY Bows has garnered national attention, and through online sales, made parents and their daughters happy in 48 states and eight countries. In addition to its virtual success, the hair accessory is sold in 25 retail stores in the Southeast. “She’s always been divinely inspired,” Rozalynn Goodwin, Gabrielle’s mother, told JET. “It’s amazing to see the growth and development over two years.” Among GaBBY Bows’ offerings is the the Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette, which is engineered to prevent hair slippage. With the two faces, the design of the barrette is always visible–even when the hair moves. While things are getting busy, GaBBY Bows dynamic duo is not slowing down anytime soon. Up next is Gabrielle’s book, You Can Be a President and CEO Just Like Me, which is expected to arrive in 2017. In addition to the success of the business and upcoming moves, GaBBY Bows was also recently named a 2016 SCORE and Sam’s Club American Small Business Champion. Rozalynn shared that part of the mission of SCORE is to encourage people to dream again and not to be “immobilized by fear.” *article from www.jetmag.com & written by #LatoyaCross* #JetMagazine #BlackExcellency #BlackExcellence #SC #blackyouth #supportingblackbusinesses #buyblack #BlackBusiness #BlackWallStreet #Entrepreneurs #BlackEntrepreneurs #BlackBusinesses #BuyBlack #BlackOwnedBusiness #MinorityBusiness #MinorityBusinesses #Products #Services #Repost @0_understanding1793 with @repostapp ・・・ #blacklove#blackqueen#buyblack#blacklife#positivevibes
Goodwin was named Black Enterprise’s “2018 Teenpreneur of the Year” and has been recognized by other media outlets for invention. In a recent interview, she says, “Everyone talks about how I’m so amazing. I want them to know that they can do similar things as me and know that anything is possible.”
Support Goodwin and purchase her hair products here.