Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

Co-founder and CEO, Stemettes

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is a prodigy in every sense of the word. At 11, she was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing and was just 20 years old when she received her master’s degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Oxford.

Since then, she has forged an enviable CV, including positions at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard and Deutsche Bank. She also was awarded honorary doctorates from The Open University and Glasgow Caledonian University as well as an honorary fellowship at Keble College, Oxford.

It is this wealth of experience and pioneering spirit that led her to co-found Stemettes, an award-winning social initiative dedicated to inspiring and promoting the next generation of young women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sectors. Since its inception five years ago, Stemettes has exposed more than 17,500 girls across Europe to Anne-Marie’s vision for a more diverse and balanced sci-tech community.

A recognised thought leader in the technology arena, Anne-Marie is a renowned champion for women looking to find a role in the world of STEM. She delivers keynotes at leading companies and organisations all over the world, is listed as one of the BBC’s 100 Most Inspirational and Innovative Women, and is a Marie Claire Future Shaper.