Are you a women with an interest in technology, perhaps even been at it for quite a while?

You will nod and laugh quietly until you get to the occasional really enjoyable gaffaws you won’t be able to muffle.

And you too will remember why you have a flat head.

Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. In this frank and often hilarious talk, she explains why she went by “Steve,” how she upended the expectations of the time, and shares some sure-fire ways to identify ambitious women …

Entrepreneur and philanthropist
In 1962, Dame Stephanie “Steve” Shirley founded Freelance Programers, a software firm with innovative work practices — and (mainly) women employees. Full bio