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La Repubblica
September 1998 In La Repubblica
"Bit Girls" story in weekly insert magazine "La Repubblica Delle Donne"
September 15-21, 1998

English translation of article:
At the other part of the [Silicon] valley, in San Francisco, there's another exemplary story of a successful woman who, without a degree and thanks to the computer world, managed to build herself a career. The appointment with Laura Pazzaglia is at her house, actually her office. Until she was 22 years old, Laura used the computer only as a tool at work.

"I only leave the computer only to eat and sleep", she says almost with a shyness about her passion. In 1995, she tells us laughing, she answered the call to the Net. "The fact is", she explains while keeping an eye on her computer, "that I was a secretary that was too efficient. I finished all the work that I was supposed to do and I became bored. One day, a co-worker introduced me to the internet and from then on, my life has changed." Laura was so excited about the internet, that in a couple of months she created a second job, constructing web pages. Then, thanks to a "conference room" she found a company who hired her to design their web site. "They offered me almost twice the salary I received as a secretary".

Today, Laura is a moderator of these "conference rooms" and in the meantime she has created a web site for the Italian-American community that is having more success than anticipated. "I have a couple of interested investors. I could expand the site to sell web products. I'm still deciding what to do."


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