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Aparna Pande, a former vice president at Disney and founder of Kidstir, knew starting a company would be a massive risk for her family, and she worried about the sacrifices they would have to make. But for Pande, the potential rewards outweighed the risks.
“Ultimately, I realized if I didn’t start my own company, I would always regret it, both for myself and as a role model for my children,” she says.