In it's 14th year, this is the first time the conference will be delivered in a virtual capacity!. Having arrived in Britain as an unaccompanied .. Read more child refugee in 1939, she started what became Xansa plc (now part of the Sopra Group) 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. Her Dameship in the Millennium honours was for services to IT. She focuses on IT and autism (her autistic son Giles died age 35 in 1998). Dame Stephanie was the first woman Master of the IT livery company; the first woman President of the chartered British Computer Society; and the UK’s Ambassador for Philanthropy in 2009/10. Brenda King studied law at the Queen’s University of Belfast and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
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