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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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  • 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...

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Collette Divitto?

    Booking fees for Collette Divitto, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Collette Divitto, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Collette Divitto?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Collette Divitto for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Collette Divitto for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Collette Divitto or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Collette Divitto or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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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.

Collette Divitto Videos

  • Boston Woman Bakes With A Mission | NBC Nightly News
    Collette Divitto, a 30-year-old woman with Down syndrome, opened Collettey’s, a Boston bakery with the mission to hire people of all abilities....
  • When This Woman with Down Syndrome Couldn't Find A Job, She...
    Collette Divitto turned her baking hobby into a full-fledged business. After a number of job rejections, Collette took a big risk and started...
  • CEO of Collettey's Cookies Pushing for Change in Hiring Practices
    A Boston woman with down syndrome who started a cookie business to prove her doubters wrong is now trying to fulfill a promise she made that could...

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  • How to book Collette Divitto?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Collette Divitto for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Collette Divitto, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Collette Divitto or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Collette Divitto?

    Booking fees for Collette Divitto, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Collette Divitto, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Collette Divitto?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Collette Divitto for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Collette Divitto for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Collette Divitto or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Collette Divitto or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Collette Divitto is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Collette Divitto for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. 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, Tim Harris, Hayley Goleniowska and Tommy Jessop. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Collette Divitto for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Collette Divitto Speaker Videos

  • Boston Woman Bakes With A Mission | NBC Nightly News
    Collette Divitto, a 30-year-old woman with Down syndrome, opened Collettey’s, a Boston bakery with the mission to hire people of all abilities. During the pandemic, Collettey’s has donated treats...
    When This Woman with Down Syndrome Couldn't Find A Job, She...
    Collette Divitto turned her baking hobby into a full-fledged business. After a number of job rejections, Collette took a big risk and started Collettey's Cookies. Now, the business is thriving and...
  • CEO of Collettey's Cookies Pushing for Change in Hiring Practices
    A Boston woman with down syndrome who started a cookie business to prove her doubters wrong is now trying to fulfill a promise she made that could change the way businesses hire.
    Collette Divitto of Collettys Cookies speaking at MDSC Annual Dinner
    Collette Divitto (born 1990) is an entrepreneur and disability activist based in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Collette Divitto - Winner Of The Admiration Award
    Since 2011, Collette, a young woman with Down Syndrome, has been creating her own recipe for cookies for fun! But after rejection over and over again when applying for a job and being told she had...

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...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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