Rozalynn Goodwin

Confidence by GaBBy Goodwin

Rozalynn is the co-founder of Confidence, a girls hair care solutions brand that removes stress from hair styling so moms, dads and girls can bond over beauty. She and her seven-year-old daughter Gabby solved the age-old problem of disappearing hair barrettes by inventing GaBBY Bows — the first and only guaranteed anti-slip Double-Face Double-Snap Barrette. Their patented barrettes GaBBY Bows, plant-based styling products that make wash day easier and less dramatic, and girls’ salon save time, money and frustration, while Gabby’s children’s book about her entrepreneurial journey, keynote presentations and virtual entrepreneurship academy, and hair care and self-love events inspire confidence and creativity.

Rozalynn and Gabby have been featured on The Real, HSN, QVC, Aspire TV, NPR How I Built This and The Today Show, and in Forbes, Inc., Kiplinger Magazine, Readers’ Digest, The Washington Post, JET, Black Enterprise, Madamnoire, AOL, Hello Beautiful, and Now This. Gabby was named a 2015 South Carolina Young Entrepreneur of the Year, the youngest to ever receive this award. The duo was also 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 named the 2018 Black Enterprise Teenpreneur of the Year, 2019
SpeakerCon Teen Speaker of the Year, and 2022 U.S. Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the state of South Carolina.

Rozalynn also serves vice president for engagement and a lobbyist for the South Carolina Hospital Association (SCHA). Passionate about improving the well-being of populations through health and human services, Rozalynn serves as the primary link with many private and public-sector stakeholders, including policy-makers, community and advocacy groups, insurers and employers. A native of Mt. Carmel, SC, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Management from Lander University and a Master of Health Administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a Liberty Fellow in the Aspen Global Leadership Network, graduate of Leadership Columbia and serves on the boards of United Way of the Midlands and Right Direction Church International. A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Rozalynn is a recipient of the James E. Clyburn Community Award for Health Care Leadership from the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, Early Career Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives, Alyce Kemp DeWitt Award for outstanding volunteer work from the United Way of the Midlands, Talented Tenth Chelsea Evans Outstanding Community Service Award, and has been recognized as a rising business leader in The State Newspaper’s annual “20 under 40” feature. Rozalynn was also named a 2021 Fellow in Digital Undivided’s inaugural Do You Fellowship. Rozalynn also manages the career of her husband Comedian Mike Goodwin. Rozalynn, Mike, their daughter Gabby and son Michael live in Columbia, SC.

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