We were excited to see brrr° Founder & CEO Mary-Cathryn Kolb featured at a fireside chat about the power of resilience as part of the EY Strategic Growth Forum in California last week.

Kolb joined milk + honey spa founder Alissa Bayer on stage and they talked about pivoting their business models during the pandemic, how they are supporting employees through unprecedented stress on their personal and professional lives, and how they are managing the ongoing global supply chain disruptions.

The entrepreneurs talked about what resilience looks like in action, and how determination and grit shape them as leaders and decision makers.

“It’s about progress over perfection,” Kolb said.

The EY Strategic Growth Forum is an annual event that forges high-value CEO-to-CEO connections. This year’s gathering featured Emmy winning actor and director Dan Levy of Schitt’s Creek, former professional driver and entrepreneur Danica Patrick, VF Corporation CEO Steve Rendle, and Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. Co-Founder and CEO Phyllis Newhouse, who is the only Black female CEO of a SPAC listed company on the New York Stock Exchange.