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When I was young and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I told them my aspiration was to open a business where I baked cookies for FBI agents and police officers working at crime scenes. Sure, it's a little unconventional and out there, but I had big dreams to combine my passions for baking and forensics, and hopefully brighten someone's day. Although my business is still not a reality, I am inspired daily by women I see in the news who have pursued their dreams, opened their own companies, and have sought to make a difference in the world.
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