Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE 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.

Since then, she has forged an enviable CV, including positions at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard and Deutsche Bank. Then there are the Honorary Doctorates from Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Kent University, Bristol University, Coventry University, Royal Holloway, University of London & Bath University and an Honorary Fellowship at Keble College, Oxford. She chairs UD Music Foundation, sits on the Council of Research England and served as the 2022-2023 President of the British Science Association. In 2021 she began a run as temporary Arithmetician on Channel 4’s longest running gameshow Countdown, as maternity cover for Rachel Riley. In 2024 she became Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University.

It is this wealth of experience and pioneering spirit that led her to co-found the Stemettes, an award-winning social initiative dedicated to inspiring and promoting the next generation of young women in the STEM sectors. Since its inception 11 years ago, it has exposed more than 65,000 young people across Europe to Anne-Marie’s vision for a more diverse and balanced science and tech community. In 2022 she released her book She’s in CTRL a guidebook for women to take back tech.


In 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.

In June 2017, she became an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford and in 2020 was voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK by Computer Weekly.

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