From child prodigy to MBE, Dr 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 Master’s degree in Mathematics & Computer Science by the University of Oxford, aged 20, Anne-Marie, unsurprisingly, continued to soar. In 2017 she was included in the BBC’s list of 100 inspirational and innovative women, received a Marie Claire Future Shaper award, was named the 7th Most Influential Woman in IT and one of the 50 most inspiring women in Europe by Inspiring Fifty. In further 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 and Deutsche Bank, amassing a wealth of experience. A recognised thought-leader in the tech space, sees her speaking at numerous prestigious keynote events, such as SXSW and Founders Forum and to clients across the globe including Google, Mercedes-Benz, Lufthansa and ASOS. Anne Marie’s keynote topics include:
The Tech Landscape and Why Tech Needs Diversity
Tech is a booming industry with growing importance any given economy, 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.
Using Social Media to Your Advantage
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”.
A.I. & The Future of Work
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.
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 very limited resources.
The Definitive Guide to Changing Your Company from the Inside Out
What do 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: i. what do these concepts look like in the 21st century? ii. Your culture is your people iii. Your people are your biggest asset iv. Giving people the space to Work Out Loud and be fulfilled v. Rewarding the right 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 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.
How to Lean in if You’re Not Sheryl Sandberg
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.