Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1989

Steve Shirley

by Shoshana Zuboff


Traces the career development of a well-known British entrepreneur who, as a young girl, was forced to flee the Nazi's occupation of Central Europe. Details her early work experiences in the heavily male dominated workplace of post-war Britain and follows the development of her highly successful career as founder and chairman of F International, a software consulting company that employs primarily young mothers working from their homes. Clearly illustrates the evolution of an entrepreneur's career and the struggles involved in balancing family concerns with high pressure work life.

Keywords: Work-Life Balance; Entrepreneurship; Gender; Great Britain;


Zuboff, Shoshana. "Steve Shirley." Harvard Business School Case 490-004, September 1989.