Stephanie Shirley has been a pioneer all of her life. After coming to England as a child refugee from Nazi Germany, she started one of the first software consulting firms, Freelance Programmers. But it was first in a number of other ways too. It was almost entirely run by women, despite discrimination against women in the technology industry. Its business model, employing women in their free time to do programming tasks, was a predecessor to today's "gig economy." In her memoir, Let It Go, Shirley not only recounts her entrepreneurship journey, but also her concurrent personal struggles including bringing up her child with severe developmental difficulties. Shirley went on to become one of the leading figures in philanthropy in Britain. Shirley concludes her memoir by explaining her philanthropic philosophy and the strategies that have tied her many successes together. In this episode, we discuss this raw, honest, and profound memoir. Show Notes Business Books & Co. on Twitter Business Books & Co. Amazon Book Club Stephanie Shirley via Wikipedia Let It Go on Amazon Stephanie Shirley TED Talk David Kopec's Review of Let It Go Find out more at http://businessbooksandco.com
Elephant in the Womb 9/24/19: Talking Birth Photography w/Stephanie Shirley
Preggers Can Be Choosers
Elephant in the Womb: Practical Prenatal Ed 9/24/19 Talking Birth Photography w/Stephanie Shirley Talking to Shirley about getting the most out of your labor and birth photos. Yay or Nay on ~ flash lighting birth team cohesion makeup labor wants and needs when to call the photographer (whoops) and the power of how birth photography is changing the landscape of birth. We also like each other a bunch, so you can see how we goof off together. And on a side note, Shirley was there when I decided to pursue midwifery. Like I couldn't stop myself from making the leap. #thisishappening #midwifeorbust See more of Shirley's work at https://www.stephanieshirley.com/ My cat Pennyroyal got a little noisy there for a second, sorry! We also mention midwife Shannon Stellhorn, and Kathleen Wilson from the TLC Doula Group Join us in our FB group~ https://www.facebook.com/groups/PCBCAfterBirth/ Text reminders so you can join us LIVE, alternating Tuesdays at 11 central right here https://tapit.us/jdoa5 As always, you can find us at www.Preggers.rocks in Houston Texas. Alert ~ Be wary, we are a little sweary. Get your earbuds if you are concerned about tender ears and sensibilities. #postartumdepression #houston #love #preggerscanbechoosers #thisiswhathealinglookslike #AfterBirth #4thtrimester--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pcbc/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pcbc/support
10: International Women's Day, MS To Do, useful websites & Stephanie Shirley
The Business Community
News, views and reviews from the world of business.Heather Noble & Tracy Jones present The Business Community on Calon FM, Episode 10.Find out more about this show, the presenters, Calon FM and previous episodes at www.thebusiness.community.
It's our first Woman Crush Wednesday! Professor Marie Hicks tells us the story of Stephanie Shirley, one of Britain's computer programming pioneers. Imagine starting your own company with just £6 (roughly $12) and building it into one of the most powerful programming companies in Europe. That was Stephanie Shirley did, starting in 1961. Later in life, she went on to become one of Britain's leading philanthropists and has donated most of her life to helping good causes, especially those close to her heart. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000 for her work in information technology and for her extensive charity work. Listen and admire, Buzzkillers!
As a young woman, Stephanie Shirley worked at the Dollis Hill Research Station building computers from scratch but she told young admirers that she worked for the Post Office, hoping they would think she sold stamps. In the early 60s she changed her name to Steve and started selling computer programmes to companies who had no idea what they were or what they could do, employing only mothers who worked from home writing code by hand with pen and pencil and then posted it to her. By the mid-80s her software company employed 8,000 people, still mainly women with children. She made an absolute fortune but these days Stephanie thinks less about making money and much more about how best to give it away. (Photo: Stephanie Shirley. BBC copyright)
As a young woman, Stephanie Shirley worked at the Dollis Hill Research Station building computers from scratch: but she told young admirers that she worked for the Post Office, hoping they would think she sold stamps. In the early 60s she changed her name to Steve and started selling computer programmes to companies who had no idea what they were or what they could do, employing only mothers who worked from home writing code by hand with pen and pencil and then posted it to her. By the mid-80s her software company employed eight thousand people, still mainly women with children. She made an absolute fortune but these days Stephanie thinks less about making money and much more about how best to give it away. Producer: Anna Buckley.