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40 Women to Watch 2019: Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon shows up for gender equality in the tech world

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Anne-Marie Imafidon is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

A prodigy at 11 years old, Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon was the youngest girl ever to pass A-Level computing and was only 20 when she received her Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Oxford. Dr. Anne-Marie has a long list of awards and degrees, including the Honorary Doctorates from Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University, & Kent University, as well as an Honorary Fellowship at Keble College, Oxford.

She’s also fiercely committed to gender equality in the tech world, which led her to co-found the social enterprise STEMettes. An award-winning social initiative, it’s dedicated to inspiring and promoting the next generation of young women in the STEM sectors. Since its inception 5 years ago, it has exposed more than 38,500 young people across Europe to Anne-Marie’s vision for a more diverse and balanced science and tech community. In 2016, the United Kingdom honored her with an MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).