My Road to Microsoft
Soraya Bittencourt, Paula MartinacISBN: 1413401074;
My road to Microsoft is a chronicle of a young woman rise as an engineer in the male-dominated field of technology and how her concept became Microsoft Expedia, the first successful Internet travel site. Woven throughout this memoir is her personal story of coming out as a lesbian and sharing her life for 20 years with her partner. The book starts in Brazil covering the struggle of becoming an engineer despite society?s limited ideas about what girls could achieve. Hitting the glass ceilingat age 23, she immigrates to America, works as a cleaning woman to survive until obtaining papers to work as an engineer. Eventually her idea became the nucleus of Expedia when her disillusion with Microsoft makes her leave in 1998, as a millionaire.
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