At Thoughtworks, we advocate passionately for positive social impact and greater equality in our industry and wider society. As such, we believe it’s important to find space for women leaders to share common concerns, experiences and learnings. We launched Limitless specifically for this purpose.
As we reflect on the initiative, we are delighted to see the Limitless community continue to grow and are proud to facilitate valuable exchanges alongside hugely inspirational, trailblazing women speakers from a wide range of backgrounds. Our next event will take place during international Women's Week in 2022, please keep an eye out for further details.
Dame Stephanie Shirley CH
Having arrived in Britain as an unaccompanied child refugee in 1939, Dame Stephanie went on to found her own software firm in the 1960s. What started with £6 in her dining room table, grew into a $3 billion tech empire that pioneered new work practices from flexible working to profit sharing. Having completely revolutionised the position of professional women, Dame Stephanie is a huge inspiration for all women leaders.
The most capped British hockey player in history, captain of GB’s hockey teams for 13 years, MBE and BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominee, Kate Richardson-Walsh shares with us important lessons on creating a collective culture of success and sense of common purpose from her impressive career in sport. She also discusses diversity, inclusion and the importance of using our platforms to drive positive social change.
A trailblazing business leader and former CEO of Lloyd’s of London, Inga Beale was the first woman to be promoted to this position in over three centuries of the company’s history. Having revolutionised the global insurance market, in 2017 she was awarded a DBE for her services to the British economy. In an insightful conversation, Inga shares learnings and experiences from her incredibly successful career.