If you haven’t checked it out yet, we warmly welcome you to join our new way to interact with the First Women 100 portraits – live online!
All you need is Zoom and a free hour every month (yes, we have gone monthly!) to settle in for a live, Q&A session with a selection of the UK’s fabulous female pioneers -as featured in the exhibition collection. And it is absolutely FREE!
Our next event on Tuesday, February 16th, welcomes IT entrepreneur, passionate philanthropist and First Woman, Dame Stephanie Shirley CH.
Dame Stephanie is a workplace revolutionary and at 87 years old is still a leading figure in social issues. Renowned as a computer pioneer, Dame Stephanie was the First Woman to be made president of the British Computer Society (BCS). She arrived in the UK as a refugee in 1939 and went on to start a software company that overhauled completely the role of professional women – especially in the world of technology. Her work went from strength to strength and she created a global business that went on to make 70 members of her staff millionaires (at no cost to anyone but herself.) She has received numerous accolades for her tireless work in the fields of technology, charity and philanthropy, including being named by BBC Woman’s Hour as one of the 100 most Powerful Women in Britain and in 2017 she received a Companion of Honour – one of only 65 people worldwide to have received such recognition.
Dame Shirley will be in conversation with Anita Corbin and open to taking your questions, live on Zoom on February 16th.
To join us, all you have to do is register by emailing your name and home country/county to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the Zoom link.
We want you to get involved, so please add your questions for Dame Stephanie to your email and you may well get the opportunity to pose it to herself yourself when you join the call.
The virtual doors open just before 6.30pm GMT on Tuesday February 16th, so log on and settle into your sofa for the experience of a pioneer in your living room!
To find out more about Dame Stephanie Shirley CH or to purchase her book, ‘Let It Go’, visit www.steveshirley.com. All proceeds from sales go to her charity, Autistica.