Anne-Marie Osawemwemze Imafidon has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, for inspiring the next generation of women into Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects.
The 27-year old woman is the co-founder of Stemettes, an award-winning social enterprise inspiring more than 14,000 girls & young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Anne-Marie created this organization after she discovered the falling numbers of women going into that industry.
In 4 years, 15,000 girls across the UK, Ireland and Europe have had Stemette experiences.
As part of this work, she has also co-founded Outbox Incubator, the world’s first tech incubator for teenage girls.
As a child, Anne-Marie was the youngest girl to ever pass two GCSE examinations for Mathematics and Information Technology and A-level, all at the age of 11 in Britain.
In 2003, at 13 years, she received a British Scholarship to study Mathematics at John Hopkins University.
At 20 years, she became one of the youngest to be awarded a Masters’ degree in Mathematics & Computer Science by Oxford University.
She has gathered a wealth of experiences as she has worked with Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank, and Lehman Brothers.
She sits on the boards of Durham University’s Computer Science Department, Urban Development Music Foundation and Inspirational YOU.
She was the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013, Red Magazine’s “Woman to Watch” 2014, won a Points of Light award from the UK Prime Minister in October 2014 & was named the 8th Most Influential woman in IT in 2016.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2017