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

Having arrived in Britain as an unaccompanied child refugee in 1939, she started what became Xansa 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.

Since retiring in 1993, she has served on corporate Boards such as Tandem Computers Inc. (1992-7), the John Lewis Partnership plc (1999-2001) and the European Advisory Board of Korn/Ferry International (2001-4). But her focus has been increasingly on philanthropy based on her strong belief in business people giving something back to society. Her main interests are autism (her autistic son Giles died age 35 in 1998) and making better use of IT in the voluntary sector. She is also much in demand as a keynote speaker at international conferences.

Her charitable Shirley Foundation is now one of the top 50 grant-giving foundations in the UK with £50m grants given over the past seven years. It has initiated and funded a number of projects that are pioneering by nature, strategic in impact and significant in money terms. Current activity is focussed on Autistica in the UK and internationally, dedicated to fund research into the causes of autism and hence halve the global cost of the disorder by 2020.

Xansa was acquired by Steria in 2007.

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Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley Biography

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

Having arrived in Britain as an unaccompanied child refugee in 1939, she started what became Xansa 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.

Since retiring in 1993, she has served on corporate Boards such as Tandem Computers Inc. (1992-7), the John Lewis Partnership plc (1999-2001) and the European Advisory Board of Korn/Ferry International (2001-4). But her focus has been increasingly on philanthropy based on her strong belief in business people giving something back to society. Her main interests are autism (her autistic son Giles died age 35 in 1998) and making better use of IT in the voluntary sector. She is also much in demand as a keynote speaker at international conferences.

Her charitable Shirley Foundation is now one of the top 50 grant-giving foundations in the UK with £50m grants given over the past seven years. It has initiated and funded a number of projects that are pioneering by nature, strategic in impact and significant in money terms. Current activity is focussed on Autistica in the UK and internationally, dedicated to fund research into the causes of autism and hence halve the global cost of the disorder by 2020.

Xansa was acquired by Steria in 2007.

Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley Videos

  • Dame Stephanie Shirley: Kindertransport - YouTube
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley: Great Dame - YouTube
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley - Our Women's Company - YouTube

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley?

    Booking fees for Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley generally travels from UK and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Temple Grandin, Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, Rex Lewis-Clack, Kim Stagliano and Faith Jegede Cole. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dame Stephanie "Steve" Shirley for an upcoming event.

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  • Dame Stephanie Shirley: Kindertransport - YouTube
    Dame Stephanie Shirley: Great Dame - YouTube
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley - Our Women's Company - YouTube

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