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Collette Divitto

Collette Divitto

Keynote Speaker: Founder Collettey's Cookies and Collettey's Leadership Org

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Collette Divitto Biography

Collette Divitto was born in 1990 with Down syndrome. She grew up in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where she developed a passion for baking after taking classes in high school. After testing out several cookie recipes, she came up with an original cinnamon chocolate chip cookie that people really enjoyed. Because all of her friends and family raved, “This cookie is amazing,” Divitto decided to call her recipe “The Amazing Cookie.” After high school, Divitto attended Clemson University, and finished a three-year LIFE program in just two years. With characteristic sass and a strong drive to work hard and succeed, she moved to Boston, where she was sure she would find a paying job. Although she went on many job interviews that seemed to go very well, she always got an email saying something like, “it was great to meet you, Collette, but at this time we feel you are not a good fit for our company.” Because she was determined not to let rejection stop her from earning a living and doing meaningful work, Divitto decided to turn her passion for baking into a business, and founded Collettey’s Cookies. She started by approaching a local grocery store and asking if they would sell “The Amazing Cookie.” The store became her first of many clients. Knowing firsthand the struggles that people with Down syndrome endure while looking for employment, Divitto decided that her company would be not just a means of earning a living, but it would have a greater mission – to create jobs for other people with disabilities. In late 2016, the Boston CBS TV affiliate featured Divitto and her company on their nightly news program. Soon, she was flooded with orders. The national news picked up her story, and Collettey’s Cookies went viral. She has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, MSNBC, Inside Edition, BBC, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, People Magazine and many other print and television media outlets around the world. She has sold over 400,000 cookies to date and Collettey’s Cookies now employs 15 people, several with disabilities. Divitto travels around the country to share her inspiring story, and constantly encourages people to focus on their abilities rather than what they can’t do. Her ultimate goal is to work with lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to create policies that would increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Collette Divitto Videos

Boston Woman Bakes With A Mission | NBC Nightly News
When This Woman with Down Syndrome Couldn't Find A Job, She...
CEO of Collettey's Cookies Pushing for Change in Hiring Practices

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What topics does Collette Divitto speak about?

Collette Divitto is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Entrepreneurship, Business, Disability, Genetics and Food & Beverage.

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Collette Divitto generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Collette Divitto is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Entrepreneurship, Business and Disability. The estimated speaking fee range to book Collette Divitto for live events is Below $10,000. Please contact us for virtual event fees. Collette Divitto generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are John and Mark Cronin, Keely Cat-Wells and Sara Minkara. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Collette Divitto for an upcoming event.

Collette Divitto Videos

Boston Woman Bakes With A Mission | NBC Nightly News
When This Woman with Down Syndrome Couldn't Find A Job, She...
CEO of Collettey's Cookies Pushing for Change in Hiring Practices
Collette Divitto of Collettys Cookies speaking at MDSC Annual Dinner
Collette Divitto - Winner Of The Admiration Award

Collette Divitto News

  • Baker With Down Syndrome Starts Her Own Cookie Business

    Collette Divitto's passion for cookies runs deep. The 26-year-old Boston resident, who was born with Down syndrome, has been crafting her own mouthwatering recipes for the past six years. Her specialty? The aptly dubbed "Amazing Cookie" — a chocolate chip treat coated in cinnamon. Sounds pretty darn amazing, if you ask us.

  • Send a message with Collettey's Cookies

    You might say Collette Divitto’s “Amazing” cookie put her on the map. But it was actually her amazing entrepreneurial spirit. The North End resident, an avid baker who has Down syndrome, started Collettey’s Cookies in 2016 after she was unable to find a job.

  • Woman with Down Syndrome Grows Her Baking Hobby Into a Full-Fledged Business: 'Do Not Give Up'

    Collette Divitto is on a mission to change the world — one cookie at a time. When Divitto was just 26, she transformed her baking hobby into a cookie business called Collettey's. Completely inexperienced as a business owner at the time, Divitto, who was born with Down syndrome, tells PEOPLE she made the bold move after receiving a number of job interview rejections — often with the critique that she wasn't "a good fit" for their company.

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