Breaking Borders

A Remarkable Story of Adventure, Family, and Career Success That Defied All Expectations

by Kate Isler

On Sale: 03/02/2021

Price: $19.99

Book Summary

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.

About the Book

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.

Reviews

'In this meaningful and powerful read, Kate Isler candidly shares how she conquered every barrier placed before her to rise to the top of her profession

'At last, a book by a woman in corporate life who tells it like it is, with all the bumps and bruises and skinned knees of navigating big jobs and scary deadlines and the demands of marriage and family ... full of great advice or any woman who wants to 'have it all.''

'Breaking Borders is a book with adventure on every page. The author's reflective and thought-provoking style takes you on a journey of self-discovery, independence, and plenty of learning moments. This book is a must-read as you navigate your own path in life.'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781400221561
  • ISBN 10: 1400221560
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Leadership
  • On Sale: 03/02/2021
  • Pages: 272
  • List Price: $19.99
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
  • Publication Date: 03/02/2021
  • Trim Size: 139.000mm x 213.000mm x 16.000mm
  • Weight: 199.000gr
  • Category 1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business
  • Category 2 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
  • Category 3 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Motivational
  • Category 4 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Personal Success