Anne-Marie Imafidon talks about how she first became interested in technology, and how she became the CEO and founder of Stemettes, a charity to help young women and girls engage with STEM subjects.
Anne-Marie Imafidon is a British computing, mathematics, and language prodigy. She has been amicably named the "Eldest Child in Britain's Brainiest Family," passing two GCSE examinations in Mathematics and Information Technology at the age of 11. By age 20, she had already graduated from Oxford University with a masters’ degree in Computer Science, making national and international headlines. In 2013, after working briefly with Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank, and Lehman Brothers, Imafidon founded Stemettes, an award-winning social enterprise that inspires the next generation of females to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The initiative has grown exponentially ever since, attracting over 7,000 young women from the UK, Ireland, and Europe to attend various Stemette events. She has been recognized globally for her intellectual prowess and dedication to supporting young women in the technical fields. She has been listed as a "person to watch" by numerous major publications, including the Guardian, which named her one of ten women in 'tech you need to meet.' Imafidon — who believes wholeheartedly in value of female role models in the science and business fields — is well on her way to becoming one.