Part 2/2 Giving Away $100 Million and Become Wealthier: Dame Stephanie Shirley

Chia sẻ

Manage episode 337327937 series 1540589
Thông tin tác giả Dov Baron được phát hiện bởi Player FM và cộng đồng của chúng tôi - bản quyền thuộc sở hữu của nhà sản xuất (publisher), không thuộc về Player FM, và audio được phát trực tiếp từ máy chủ của họ. Bạn chỉ cần nhấn nút Theo dõi (Subscribe) để nhận thông tin cập nhật từ Player FM, hoặc dán URL feed vào các ứng dụng podcast khác.

Part 2 of 2

What is true resilience?

Imagine being stripped away from your birth family due to the circumstances of war? Imagine being shipped off to a country with a completely different language and having to live with strangers. Okay, that's tough enough. Now imagine entering into what at the time is a fledgling industry that wants nothing to do with you because it's a men's club and you are a woman. As if all that's not enough, let’s now imagine taking all that on the chin, and you go on to become a Technology Icon who started a software business employing only women in the 1960s.

Stay tuned because, over the next two episodes, we sit down with a technology Icon and a true champion of women in technology and leadership since the 1960s, Dame Stephanie Shirley.

In 1962 Dame Stephanie founded an all-woman software company that pioneered remote working and redefined the expectations and opportunities for working women at that time. Her company, Freelance Programmers, grew to 8,500 employees, was ultimately valued at almost $3 billion, and made 70 of her staff into millionaires.

Since 'retiring,' her focus has been on philanthropy, especially on autism and IT. Over the last 30 years, Dame Stephanie has given away almost $100 million to good causes, primarily in the fields of autism and IT.

Dame Shirley received her BSc in 1956 and was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1980 Birthday Honours[15] for services to industry; Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to information technology.;[16] and Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to the IT industry and philanthropy.[17]

The CH refers to her Companion of Honour – only 65 people in the world have one

Dame Stephanie is a workplace revolutionary, and successful IT entrepreneur turned ardent venture philanthropist. She is the first person to drop off the Time's Rich List, having given away too much of her money, an achievement which gives her great pleasure!


Social Media

Part 2) Giving Away $100 Million and Becoming Wealthier

  • Recruiting on Character and Values
  • Recognizing the New Face of Leadership is Comedic
  • From the Echoes of a Wailing "goodbye" to The Trauma of a Silent "Hello."
  • Building a Company that would Create the Black Box for Concord
  • Dropping off the "Time's Riches" list by giving away over $100 million!
  • When a Workaholic Entrepreneur is Confronted with a Severely Autistic Child
  • Looking the Black Dog of Depression in The Eye and Asking for Help
  • Why the Most Rewarding Work has Nothing To do with Profit.
  • Fighting for Those who are Disregarded.



Curious to discover how tapping into the Anatomy of Meaning can #actualize your #business, #culture, #Leadership and #tribe

"Those Who Control Meaning for The Tribe, Also Control The Movement of That Tribe"

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

818 tập