Hinton Lecture 2018: Dame Stephanie Shirley

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s flagship Hinton Lecture was delivered in 2018 by Dame Stephanie Shirley CH DBE FREng – a ground-breaking advocate of women in STEM, software pioneer and philanthropist. In 1939, Dame Stephanie came to England as an unaccompanied child refugee on the Kindertransport. Twenty years later, she founded a pioneering software company that initially employed only women, and was ultimately valued at $3 billion.