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        The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers | Dame Stephanie Shirley

        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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        Our Women's Company

        In this video, Dame Stephanie Shirley talks about breaking through glass ceilings with her all-female company.

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        Great Dame

        In this video, Dame Stephanie Shirley talks about meeting the Queen of England.

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        In this video, Dame Stephanie Shirley talks about her refugee years during World War II.

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