|thumb|x400px|right|Steve Shirley at her 80th birthday]]
Dame Stephanie Shirley - 2013
Contributors To Computer Science: Steve Shirley
Achievement: 17 May, 1962: Shirley's founded a Women dominant software development program in the 60's, changed her name to "Steve" in hopes to receiving replies back from her marketing emails.
Stephanie Shirley escaped from the nazis as a young child. She founded her own software development company, and when her emails were ignored, her husband suggested using the family name of "Steve" in her emails. Suddenly, she began to get replies. Additionally, her company employed mostly women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and gave women more opportunities.
Born: 16 September, 1963 in Dortmund, Germany
Died: 20 October, 2021 at 58 years of age