Anne-Marie has influenced countless young women across Europe to open their eyes to consider careers in the STEM sector. She is a British-Nigerian mathematician and entrepreneur who was one of the youngest people to receive a Computer Science Masters from Oxford University at just 20 years old.

Anne-Marie’s mission is to correct the glaring lack of equity in the technology sector for those in under-represented groups. She set up Stemettes in 2013, an award-winning social initiative which has helped tens of thousands of girls realize their STEM potential. Hundreds of Stemettes events have been held across Europe introducing teenagers to mentorship from professionals at top firms. Imafidon also co-founded Outbox Incubator, he world’s first tech incubator providing all-round support to women aged 22 and under who have innovative business and technology ideas.

In 2022 she released her new book She’s in CTRL – a guidebook for women to take back tech.

In 2017, Anne-Marie was awarded an MBE and in 2020 was voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK by Computer Weekly.
She holds a clutch of honorary doctorates from universities across the UK; is a visiting professor at the University of Sunderland; sits on the Council of Research England, and is an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford.

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