Woman with Down Syndrome Couldn’t Get a Job, Started Her Own Cookie Company
Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Wise Brother)
32-year-old Collette Divitto has Down syndrome, and struggled to get a job after college. So with her mom’s help, she started her own business instead.
She’s always loved baking. So in 2015, she launched a company called Collettey’s Cookies and got ONE store to start selling them. Then things grew from there.
A TV station in Boston just did a story on her, because she has around 15 employees, including others with disabilities. And Collettey’s Cookies are now sold in over 1,000 stores across the country.