Last week was a whirlwind for me but the theme seemed to be ‘young gifted black entrepreneurs’ and as I start this week the theme remains the same.
Meet Gabrielle Goodwin a 9-year old CEO and creator of some new innovative barrettes for little girls called “Gabby’s Bows”. With the help of her mom and chief supporter, she has created something that I think moms everywhere can use for their own little girls.
About this project
Gabby and her Mom solved the age-old problem of disappearing girls hair barrettes by inventing The Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette by GaBBY. GaBBY Bows won’t slip out of the hair so they secure girls’ hairstyles and Moms’ peace of mind. This accessory solution is saving families in 47 states and eight countries time, money, and frustration – reducing barrette bills by 75%.
This campaign will fund GaBBY’s new design “Daddy’s Girl” in five new colors, along with a boutique GaBBY Bow with a crochet designs.
Gabby was named a 2015 South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the youngest to ever receive this award. She and her mom were also named as one of 15 national finalists for the 2015 U.S. Small Business Administration InnovateHER Competition and a 2016 SCORE and Sam’s Club American Small Business Champion.
Nine year-old Gabrielle is engaged in all aspects of the business, from inventory to speaking to schools and community groups and helping with sales taxes to writing thank you notes to every customer who orders barrettes online. GaBBY also hosts the GaBBY Play Date to teach girls in children’s shelters about entrepreneurship.
Blackgirlexcellence! — Click here for full details on her Kickstarter — It ends at 11.59pm tonight!!!
Well done Gabrielle, well done!