Young Gabrielle Goodwin Established Her Natural Hair Brand At 13, Now 16 Her Business Is Still Thriving!

by Gee NY
Image Credit: @gabbybows on Instagram

At just 13 years old, Gabrielle “Gabby” Goodwin became a CEO, founding Confidence, a company specializing in patented GaBBY Bows and natural hair products for girls.

Now, at the age of 16, Gabby’s entrepreneurial journey continues to flourish, with her family’s latest investment marking a significant milestone in their business expansion.

In an exclusive interview with Penny Bauder for Medium in 2020, Gabby shared insights into her upbringing and the driving force behind her passion for entrepreneurship.

Hailing from Columbia, South Carolina, Gabby embarked on her entrepreneurial journey at the tender age of seven, launching Confidence with the innovative GaBBY Bows hair accessory.

Since then, she has remained committed to empowering young girls through her brand, instilling confidence and life skills through entrepreneurship.

One of the hallmark initiatives of Gabby’s organization is the Mommy and Me Entrepreneurship Academy, which equips girls with the tools and knowledge to start and grow their own businesses.

Through this program, participants gain valuable skills in public speaking, sales, and math, while also fostering their entrepreneurial spirit.

Reflecting on her inspiration for launching the Mommy and Me Entrepreneurship Academy, Gabby spoke passionately about the transformative impact of entrepreneurship on her own confidence and self-esteem.

“The most interesting things that have happened to me since starting the Academy has been meeting some of our Girl Bosses in person and seeing them grow. Some of the girls were very shy when they first started like I was, and now they are super confident in themselves and in speaking. It is also super cute to meet them for the first time since they have been super excited to meet me in person,” she recounted.

Recognizing the opportunity to inspire other young girls to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, she envisioned a platform where they could learn, grow, and thrive as future CEOs.

Amidst her entrepreneurial endeavors, Gabby has encountered challenges and setbacks, including the need to protect her intellectual property and navigate the complexities of business ownership. However, she remains undeterred, leveraging her experiences to propel Confidence to new heights.

As Gabby continues to lead Confidence into the future, she remains grateful for the unwavering support of her mentors, family, and community. Through their encouragement and guidance, she has overcome obstacles and forged ahead on her path to success.

Looking ahead, Gabby envisions a world where entrepreneurship is accessible to all, regardless of age or background.

With her unwavering determination and commitment to making a positive impact, she is poised to inspire countless others to follow in her footsteps.

To stay updated on Gabby’s journey and explore Confidence’s range of products, visit and follow @gabbybows on social media.

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