After weighing up 2016, 2017 is the year to scale.

It’s been said that 2016 hasn’t been the best of years. Memes abound of this being the year we’ll want to forget or the year that will now be the answer to most pub quiz questions. For me, it was supposed to be the year of ‘push’; the passing of […]

Go on, push me. It’s 2016.

My word in 2015 was ‘Build’. I completed on a flat in London; we recruited more people into the Stemettes team; about 4000 girls attended events, workshops and talks from the UK and across Europe. As hoped in 2014 my network of advisors and mentors grew, I started keeping receipts and I grew in experience.  There […]

This year I’m becoming a builder

For me, 2014 was all about focus. I drastically cut the number of projects I was working on and roles I was performing. I dropped extras and was extra discerning about what I spent my time doing. Living a pared back life and dedicating myself to just a few things […]

Travelling doesn’t just broaden the mind – it tests the team

I’ve never understood or experienced the travel bug and so don’t empathise with friends who insist on going to far-flung places to sit on elephants or climb mountain X just for the view. As a proud and perhaps somewhat arrogant Londoner, I’ve always suffered FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) when […]

Five lessons at Twenty Five

HRH Queen Elizabeth and Anne-Marie Imafidon

June is my birthday month. This June I met the Queen & Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace, sat at a breakfast table with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Lady Martha Lane-Fox, Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor Boris (all at the same time) and was called into meet with one of the most senior people […]

A lot can happen in a year – thank you 2013

I look back at the past 365 days, via my blog posts, tweeted pictures and emails and am astonished at what has happened. In my final post of 2012, I wrote that ‘I hoped my thank you list for 2013 would be longer’, but would never have guessed the scale […]