To mark International Women’s Day, Diversity Network is delighted to present a brand new speech on gender equality by Dame Stephanie ‘Steve’ Shirley CH, founder of the autism charity Autistica, entitled ‘Breaking The Bias’.
In 1962, Dame Stephanie created a software company when the concept of software barely existed. Freelance Programmers employed women to work on complex projects such as Concorde’s black box recorder from the comfort of their own home.
Dame Stephanie empowered a generation of women in technology, giving them unheard of freedom to choose their own hours and manage their own workloads. The business thrived and she gradually transferred ownership to her staff, creating 70 millionaires in the process.
A keen advocate for gender equality, we hope you enjoy listening to Dame Stephanie’s words of wisdom for us all today. Female empowerment in the workplace has come a long way in many companies since the 1960s, but as we know, equal pay and equal opportunity is still a long way off. There remains much more to do.
You can watch the full speech here: https://lnkd.in/gCB-G-Xw