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IN CONVERSATION WITH DAME STEPHANIE SHIRLEY

DAME STEPHANIE SHIRLEY CH, IT ENTREPRENEUR & PHILANTHROPIST

Dame Stephanie Shirley is a successful IT entrepreneur turned ardent philanthropist.

Having arrived in Britain as an unaccompanied child refugee in 1939, she started what became Xansa plc (now part of the Sopra Group) on her dining room table with £6 in 1962. in 25 years as its Chief Executive, she developed it into a leading business technology group, pioneering new work practices and changing the position of professional women (especially in hi-tech) along the way. Her Dameship in the Millennium honours was for services to IT.

She has served on corporate boards such as Tandem Computers Inc. (1992-7), the John Lewis Partnership plc (1999-2001) and AEA Technology – previously the Atomic Energy Authority (1992-2000). Her philanthropy is based on her strong belief in giving back to society. She focuses on iT and autism (autistic son Giles died aged 35 in 1998).

Her charitable Shirley Foundation has made over £67m grants and initiated a number of projects that are pioneering by nature, strategic in impact and significant in money terms. Current activity is targeted at national strategies for autism.

She was awarded the Order of Companions of Honour in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2017.

Dame Stephanie and her husband celebrate their Diamond Wedding Anniversary later this year.

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A study suggested those referred to by only their surname were 14% more likely to be given a financial prize for their work.

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