Why do ambitious women have flat heads?
Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In this frank and often hilarious talk, she explains why she went by “Steve,” how she upended the expectations of the time, and shares some sure-fire ways to identify ambitious women
Chapter 1: Early Childhood
At age of five, Dame Stephanie was part of the kindertransport that saved 10,000 Jewish children from the Nazis which took her to England with her sister.
Chapter 2: Her Company Early Stage
She set up her software company, which was a woman only company - She recruited professional woman and structured them into a home-working organization.
She had to hit the glass ceiling of being a woman in 1960, too often.
In those days, woman rights were very limited - she couldn't even open a bank account without her husband, and had to change her name to Steve to get into the doors.
The programmers use pencil and paper to write code, which sent to data center and punched to card.
Chapter 3: Her Personal Life
Her success came in a midst of trauma and crisis: her only child, Giles, lost his little speech at two and half and turned into autistic.
He was the first resident in her first charity she set up.
Wherever she found a gap in services she tried to help, and this is how she started various charities and institute to return her wealth back.
Chapter 4: What She Learnt from Life
Tomorrow's never going to be like today and certainly not like yesterday and that made her to be able to cope with change and eventually to welcome change.