This 31-year-old woman with Down syndrome launched a cookie company 5 years ago — and has already made over $1.2 million – CNBC

DiVitto’s most popular offering is her cinnamon chocolate chip cookies, called The Amazing Cookie. Photo: Rosemary Alfredo.

 
At age 26, Collete DiVitto had just graduated from Clemson University. She moved to Boston in hopes of working and living on her own — but hiring managers kept saying she “wasn’t a good fit.”

“I was ready to be independent,” DiVitto, now 31, tells CNBC Make It. ”[But] it was hard to find jobs.”

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, DiVitto — who was born with the genetic disorder Down syndrome — had quiet aspirations to turn her baking hobby into her own business. The process felt daunting, so her mother, Rosemary Alfredo, decided to teach her the basics of getting a small business up and running.

Read more at: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/01/06/how-collette-divitto-with-down-syndrome-launched-colletteys-cookies.html

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