Founder of Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon has always been interested in business, maths and technology. A child prodigy who passed maths and ICT GCSEs aged ten she holds the current world record for the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing aged 11, and is one of the youngest people ever to be awarded a Masters Degree by University of Oxford aged 20.
As a champion of STEM and a speaker on technology, she is well-placed to discuss the digital revolution, diversity in STEM, young entrepreneurship and why it's never too late to go into tech.
Previous work at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers means she has amassed a wealth of experiences.
She is also pioneering change in the tech sector as the co-founder of Stemettes—an award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into STEM roles.
Growing up, Anne-Marie was a child prodigy who passed maths and ICT GCSEs aged ten and holds the current world record for the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing aged 11. She is one of the youngest people ever to be awarded a Master’s Degree by University of Oxford aged 20.
She was named the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013, won a Points of Light award from the UK Prime Minister in October 2014 and was named the 29th Most Influential woman in IT in 2015. Anne-Marie has also been listed as one of Management Today’s 35 Under 35.
She sits on the boards of Durham University’s Computer Science Department, Urban Development Music Foundation and Inspirational YOU.
Anne-Marie is passionate about getting more girls interested in STEM careers. In 4 years, 15000 girls across the UK, Ireland and Europe have attended Stemette experiences. As part of the initiative, she has also co-founded Outbox Incubator: the world's first tech incubator for teenage girls.
In 2017, she was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours for services to young women and STEM sectors.
Not only a champion of getting women into STEM positions, Anne-Marie has previously worked with Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers, amassing a wealth of experience. She is also a recognised thought-leader in the tech space, regularly appearing in the media as a talking head, and giving talks at tech giants such as SXSW and Founders Forum.
Creative, influential and a true leader, Anne-Marie has a list of impressive achievements to her name and continues to inspire, educate and engage her audiences: including speaking at conferences and roundtables, consulting organisations, and advising government, commissions and institutions.
Anne-Marie’s example keynotes include:
- The Tech Landscape and Why Tech Needs Diversity
- Using Social Media to Your Advantage
- A.I. & The Future of Work
- Social Entrepreneurship: Doing a Lot with a Little
- The Definitive Guide to Changing Your Company from the Inside Out
- Youth Entrepreneurship & STEM: The Leaders of the Future
- How to Lean in if You’re Not Sheryl Sandberg