Kate Isler's incredible story of blazing global business trails in the early days of Microsoft demonstrates how women can stop self-selecting out of opportunities and make the leap of faith to pursue their dreams.
Kate Isler navigated the male-dominated culture of the technology industry, breaking new global markets for Microsoft in their fast-paced, hyper-growth startup years in some of the most challenging regions in the world - all without a college degree or resources that many believe are necessary for success.
Taking readers on a fascinating adventure from Kate's years as a naïve young adult through her unexpected global career, which included six international moves, Breaking Borders candidly shares:
- Kate's moments of success, failure, and very public mistakes to help readers become more fearless in their own pursuits of greatness.
- The author's struggle to pivot her career in a completely new direction as a result of being disillusioned with a big corporate environment.
- How she overcame the disappointment of a failed startup by channeling her passion for supporting women to build Be Bold, a women's advocacy non-profit, from the ground up.
- Kate's mission to inspire other women to challenge the limits society has placed on them as they chase their dreams.
Kate's story is a guide for women who want to stop self-selecting out of opportunities because they "assume" they don't have the right education, connections, or skills to take a chance—including those that believe that having a family disqualifies them from pursuing a dream.
As entertaining as it is enlightening, Breaking Borders provides insights, inspiration, and practical lessons that are relatable and easy to apply each step of the way.