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Seven-year-old Gabby Goodwin could never keep up with her hair bows. One day she asked her mother, Rozalynn Goodwin, if they could make their own bows. From that query, mother and daughter created Confidence — a natural hair care brand for children. Together, they solved the problem of loose, poor quality hair barrettes by inventing…

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Zakiya Larry is a celebrity media coach, best selling author, and elevation strategist who has influenced and impacted people from Dallas to the White House, to South Africa. As CEO of Quest Media Training, Larry’s job is to coach people and elevate brands to their highest potential.  Larry spoke with rolling out about her brand…

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Marissa Allen is a world-class foodie. From her passion for pastries and sweets, Allen started making cookies in her home kitchen with the intention of sharing them with friends and family. This sweet fervor ignited Allen’s sense of entrepreneurship to start her own gourmet cookie company, The Cookie Society. Since June 2018, Allen weekly ships her…

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Rolling out‘s 2019 Sisters with Superpowers event honored the most prominent women in the Dallas area. Held at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, a historic Black-owned theater in the heart of downtown Dallas and curated by Curtis King, Sisters with Superpowers was coordinated by Cheryl Polote-Williams of Soul Reborn and co-hosted by author Roni…

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Rolling out recently sat down with screenplay and comic book writer, Devyn Nicole, who is the creator of a new super heroine character called, Zara Heroic. After graduating from Full Sail University with a degree in Film Production, Devyn began writing screenplays that ranged from comedy to live action. Ultimately, she started her own company…

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We salute: Clara Henderson Cobb MSN, RN, FNP Why we salute her: Nursing and health care at the regional and national levels would not be the same without the consistently outstanding contributions of Rear Admiral Clara Henderson Cobb to those respective fields. Though she’s now retired, the impact of Cobb’s executive-level leadership in policy development,…

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Honoree: Michele S. Jones Why We Salute Her: Michele S. Jones is a military tour de force, impressively shattering the glass ceiling to hold the highest noncommissioned officer position of any woman in the Army during her military tenure. During her illustrious career, Jones would also serve as the 9th Command Sergeant Major of the…

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Honoree: Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N Why we salute her: Simply put, Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams has quite the impressive résumé. Currently serving as the deputy surgeon general, Trent-Adams is a well-respected global health leader. This Hampton University graduate began her career in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health…

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Paulina Johnson’s journey to success was not easy. She survived a traumatic childhood growing up with parents who abused drugs, became a mother at 16, and overcame personal hardships while raising her family. Now she is an account manager at the world’s leading integrated steel and mining company, ArcelorMittal USA. She manages the General Motors…

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Born to hardworking Caribbean immigrants who came to the United States to provide a better life for their children, Bernie Lawrence-Watkins was motivated to show her appreciation by living a purposeful life. As an exceptional attorney and the president and CEO of B. Lawrence-Watkins & Associates PC, there is no doubt that she is making her…

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Sherry Kinard is senior vice president in the commercial banking division at The Brand Banking Company. Since 1999, she has steadily climbed her way to the top of the corporate ladder. Kinard’s career first began at Regions Bank in the home equity department. Then she became a loan processor, a portfolio manager and eventually moved on…

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Sports publicist Tareia Williams, director of communications at Turner Sports, utilized education to become a go-to expert in her industry. The Clark Atlanta University graduate got her start by gaining real-world training from internships, mentors and being a constant student of the game. With over 10 years of public relations experience under her belt, Williams’…

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