An exceptional inspirational speaker

In her lifetime Dame Stephanie has experienced the full spectrum from unimaginable trauma to enviable success, and her fascinating real-life stories and insights captivate audiences large and small. Her remarkable energy and passion for life is all the more inspirational because of her age; in her late eighties she still shines with a vitality that is highly motivating and uplifting.

Dame Stephanie is an eloquent and engaging speaker with a unique perspective. She speaks with honesty, warmth and humour, underpinned by a steely determination that moves audiences to tears and laughter. Her stories are extraordinary but her message is clear: while change can never be avoided, it can be for the better.

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“The lessons life has taught me are worth sharing.”


Events & media


Dame Stephanie is an experienced keynote speaker and is often invited to present speeches, lectures and participate in fireside chats at corporate events, international conferences, universities and literary festivals. She is also a regular contributor to national radio and television interviews, podcasts, articles and other media.


Key topics


Dame Stephanie speaks with authority and unique insight on a range of topics including autism, her pioneering work in the IT industry, philanthropy, entrepreneurship and women in business, diversity, overcoming adversity and managing change.


In this TED Talk Dame Stephanie reveals how she made her millions, the best way to identify ambitious women, and why she’s known as Steve. She received a standing ovation at the event in Vancouver from an audience of over 1000 people, and the recording has since been viewed over 2 million times.




“Don’t worry about what you are going to do but think rather of whom you want to be.”

Upcoming Events

Autistica 80th Birthday photo
Wednesday, 27th September

Steve celebrates her 90th Birthday!

Private event
DSS speaking 6
Wednesday, 25th October 2023

Amazon HQ

Details to come
White jacket two
Friday, 8th December

The Funding Circle, London

Private event
2015 2 TED Talk (1)
Friday, 14th June 2024

The Autism Show, London

Details to come