From child prodigy to MBE, Anne-Marie Imafidon is Head Stemette and co-founder of Stemettes, the award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) roles via a series of prestigious events and opportunities.
One of the youngest ever to be awarded a Masters’ degree in Mathematics & Computer Science from the University of Oxford, aged 20, Anne-Marie, unsurprisingly, continued to soar. She was the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013, Red Magazine’s ‘Woman to Watch’ 2014, won a Points of Light award from the UK Prime Minister in October 2014 and was named the 8th Most Influential woman in IT in 2016. Also, she has just been named one of the 50 most inspiring women in Europe by Inspiring Fifty. And in recognition of her influence and achievements, Anne-Marie was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours for services to young women and STEM sectors. As of June 2017, she is now Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford.
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.
Anne-Marie’s example keynotes include:
Tech is a booming industry with growing importance to the UK’s GDP, but it is also suffering from a large skill shortage at a time when a criminally low proportion of women are entering and staying in the field. Anne-Marie will dissect the HERstory of the tech industry of the past and present and discuss what we can do to cultivate future tech leaders.
Anne Marie’s contemporary and innovative take on this topic shows a modern way to implement the principles from the 1937 perennial bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People written by Dale Carnegie, and also features practical lessons on the benefits of “working out loud”.
Robots are going to take our jobs eventually – in fact, it’s already started. This is a comical, yet real, look at what the future looks likes and ways to future-proof yourself and your business.
Anne-Marie uses her wealth of experience from the many lessons learned from running social enterprises and taking something from a mere concept to becoming an influencer, to show how a company or individual can “get the show on the road” with very limited resources.
What does Corporate Social Responsibility and philanthropy sponsorship look like in the 21st century? Anne-Marie discusses her 5 ways to change your company from the inside out:
What happens when you fill a house in South London with 115 teenagers for 6 weeks and get them to EAT SLEEP STEM REPEAT? The findings are positively surprising and Anne-Marie uses them as a platform to show how to engage with the future leaders to best effect. The future is bright; the future is STEM.
Anne-Marie looks at the NYT bestselling phenomenon and shows how it can relate to a less well-established audience, and provides actionable next steps on how to make your career work for you.
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