Breaking Through the Silicon Ceiling: How a 20-Year-Old Single Mother Became the World's First Female Semiconductor Company CEO

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About the Author
Chris King was a 20-year-old, poor, single mother with a high school diploma and few prospects in 1970. Incredibly, she would go on to become the World's first female CEO of a semiconductor company. Today, Chris remains an active member on multinational company boards of directors and continues to compete as a champion equestrian. She lives in Scottsdale, AZ.Gerald L. Kimber White is a writer and strategist for senior executives. He has been writing books, speeches, articles, and more for the past 25 years. He holds degrees from Birmingham-Southern College (B.A.) and Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.) and has won numerous communications industry awards.
While this is the story of an amazing woman's life and career, there are many very important lessons here for ALL of us.--John Kelly, Columnist, The Washington Post, Senior Executive at IBM
Chris King is one of a kind. Her singular focus on the customer and business outcomes was a lesson to all of us growing up at IBM. She was a role model for me as the first female CEO in the semiconductor industry and has such an inspiring story of how she got there.--Lisa Su, CEO of leading semiconductor company, AMD
Chris King's life and career is a remarkable story of triumph over adversity, proving yet again that nothing is impossible if you are smart, determined, and willing to look beyond whatever obstacles come your way. This remarkable book is an inspiration for anyone looking to make a better life.--Stan Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, a leading healthcare company