Episode #49- Kimberly Caccavo and Kate Nowlan founded GRACEDBYGRIT
Kimberly Caccavo and Kate Nowlan founded GRACEDBYGRIT, the first community-driven, direct-to-consumer premium athletic apparel brand for women. They made clothes that women look and feel fantastic. Their combination of skills and passion made them an unstoppable team.
Kimberly Caccavo brought technology and business experience to GRACEDBYGRIT. She received her BS in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA. She has had a rich and varied career during which she designed metals used in the space shuttle; did research on ceramic heat engines; ran a telephone directory business; helped privatize a Latin American phone company; started a cable company; worked in Hollywood and had her own consultancy helping to launch businesses.
Kate brought coaching experience and product knowledge specific to female athletes to GRACEDBYGRIT. She received her BA in Sociology and Psychology from UMass Amherst. As an entrepreneur, she owned her own company organizing small businesses and homes. She launched, coached and grew a youth and masters swim program, was an executive for a nonprofit in which she planned and ran events, coordinated fundraisers, ran the day-to-day office operations and launched new revenue-driving community programs. Upon the sale of GRACEDBYGRIT, Kate joined HYLETE as the VP of Brand Experience.
Also please take a look at their foundation which is empowering young girls and women- https://www.gracedbygrit.com/
You can check out their book- https://www.amazon.com/Graced-Grit-Entrepreneurial-Starting-Business/dp/1795148977/ref=asc_df_1795148977/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=266118767273&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=462547338770401899&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=1021806&hvtargid=pla-624211875000&psc=1