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January 24, 2022 52mins
Female Founders

The magnitude of what can be achieved when you refuse to settle, with Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley, Technology Pioneer, Businesswoman & Philanthropist

After escaping Nazi Germany at the shockingly young age of five years old, Dame Stephanie Shirley reflects on her childhood memories, as a young girl growing up in such a turbulent historical period. After battling survivors’ guilt for a number of years, Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley in her own words says that from then on, “I decided to make mine a life worth saving and then just got on with it”. 

A child refugee, tech pioneer, philanthropist, businesswoman, mother and true trailblazer, Dame Stephanie paved the way for generations of women to come by using intuition and action to break ideological views of what women are capable of. In her conversation with Holly she shares the breadth of her experiences, struggles and her unrelenting energy for creating positive change.

Dame Stephanie’s words, actions and legacy encourage each of us to take risks, to challenge the status quo and to rewrite the myths of what women can achieve.

Dame Stephanie Shirley:

Purchase Steve’s incredible memoir ‘Let It Go’ from Amazon using this link or email [email protected] for a personally signed copy

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