• 1933 September 16
    (b.) - ?


Dame Steve Shirley founded F International as a software company initially employing only women based on her vision that software could provide an outlet for the skills and creative ability of housebound women. The company thrived and became a major software house in the UK. Steve Shirley served as President of the British Computer Society, received the award of DBE from the queen for her services and for her charity. She played a major role in setting up the Oxford Internet Institute