Meet digital and entrepreneurial pioneer Dame Stephanie Shirley in this media gallery from NOVA’s “The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers.” Dame Stephanie, who was born into a Jewish family in Nazi Germany, was sent to England through a rescue effort that brought refugee children to Great Britain. Despite the societal norms of the 1950s, she pursued a career in mathematics and became a systems engineer. When her boss refused to put her up for promotion, she founded Freelance Programmers, a software firm specifically for female professionals. Since then, she has been honored for her achievements in science and engineering and business innovations. This resource is part of the NOVA: Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers Collection.
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