Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is a STEM speaker and co-founder of Stemettes.
Anne-Marie is a prodigy in every sense of the word. Aged 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.
As a result, she has forged an enviable CV, having held positions at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard and Deutsche Bank.
In 2013, Anne-Marie Imafidon co-founded Stemettes, an award-winning social initiative dedicated to inspiring and promoting the next generation of young women in the STEM sectors. Since its inception, it has exposed almost 45,000 girls across Europe to Anne-Marie’s vision for a more diverse and balanced science and tech community.
Passionate about STEM and a respected thought-leader in the tech space, Anne-Marie has delivered speeches for some of the world’s biggest digital companies, including Facebook, ASOS, Google, SXSW and Founders Forum.
Anne-Marie is a trustee at the Institute for the Future of Work and regularly appears in international media.
In addition to hosting the top-rated Women Tech Charge podcast for the Evening Standard, Anne-Marie Imafidon featured on the 2019 Royal Institute Christmas Lectures and has conducted live interviews with famous faces from the tech world and beyond, including Jack Dorsey, Rachel Riley and Lewis Hamilton.
Anne-Marie Imafidon was voted The Most Influential Woman in Tech in the U.K. of 2020 by Computer Weekly and featured among The Top 10 BAME Leaders in Tech by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards; Anne-Marie was also the recipient of the prestigious Barclays U.K. 2018 ‘Woman of the Year Award‘.
Anne-Marie was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours for services to young women and STEM sectors in recognition of her significant influence and achievements. In June of the same year, she was also made an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford.
Anne-Marie Imafidon STEM Speaker
As a leading STEM keynote speaker, Anne-Marie’s speaking topics include:
The Tech Landscape and Why Tech Needs Diversity
Tech is a booming industry with growing importance in any given economy. Still, it is also suffering from a significant skill shortage when a criminally low proportion of women enter and stay 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.
A.I. & The Future of Work
Robots will take our jobs eventually; it’s already started. An entertaining yet honest look at the future and ways to future-proof yourself and your business.
Social Entrepreneurship: Doing a Lot with a Little
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 minimal resources.
The Definitive Guide to Changing Your Company from the Inside Out
What does Corporate Social Responsibility and philanthropy sponsorship look like in the 21st century? Anne-Marie discusses her five ways to change your company from the inside out:
- What do these concepts look like in the 21st century?
- Your culture is your people.
- Your people are your biggest asset.
- Giving people space to Work Out Loud and be fulfilled
- Rewarding the proper behaviour and correcting the wrong behaviour
Youth Entrepreneurship & STEM: The Leaders of the Future
What happens when you fill a house in South London with 115 teenagers for six 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 future leaders to the best effect. The future is bright; the future is STEM.
How to Lean in if You’re Not Sheryl Sandberg
Anne-Marie looks at the NYT bestselling phenomenon, shows how it can relate to a less well-established audience, and provides actionable next steps to make your career work for you.