How a career setback motivated Astrid Benedetto to double down on her passions.

How a career setback motivated Astrid Benedetto to double down on her passions.

Being laid off can really sting.

A feeling of betrayal, rejection and anxiety about “what’s next” can be a wicked combination. However, often a layoff can provide essential headspace for reflection and ideation and can often create the fire for creating something new and an opportunity to forger a new identity.

When Astrid Benedetto was laid off from Target, she took the opportunity to start her own business. A month later, she secured a dream corporate role as an inclusion leader with US Bank. Deciding that she was passionate about both paths, she developed each of them.

As an entrepreneurial novice and a mother of two, Astrid’s journey has not been easy. We sat down with Astrid to learn more about what she has learned along the way.

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