Anne-Marie Imafidon Keynote Speaker

  • Co-Founder, award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes
  • Awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours for services to young women and STEM sectors
  • Honorary Fellow, Keble College, Oxford

Anne-Marie Imafidon's Biography

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE is a keynote speaker, presenter and Co-Founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes.

Since Co-Founding Stemettes, the award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), over 45,000 girls across Europe have attended Stemette experiences.

Prior to this, Anne-Marie worked with some of the world’s largest companies including Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers. She is a former child prodigy, and one of the youngest ever students to complete a Masters’ degree in Mathematics & Computer Science at the University of Oxford at age 20.

Anne-Marie regularly features in international media and is a highly sought-after speaker and presenter. She is a Trustee at the Institute for the Future of Work and has spoken at some of the world’s biggest digital conferences, including Facebook, ASOS, Google, SXSW and Founders Forum. She hosted the Women Tech Charge podcast for the Evening Standard, featured on the 2019 Royal Institute Christmas Lectures and has interviewed many famous faces in the tech world, including Jack Dorsey, Rachel Riley and Lewis Hamilton.

Anne-Marie has received widespread recognition for her achievements in tech. She was voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK of 2020 by Computer Weekly, and featured in the top 10 BAME leaders in tech by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards. She received the prestigious Barclays UK ‘Woman of the Year’ award in 2018.

In recognition of her dedicated work for women in STEM, Anne-Marie was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours. In June 2017, she was made an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Kent University and Bristol University. In 2019 she became a Visiting Professor for Sunderland University.

She sits on the Board of the Computer Science Department at Durham University; the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Music and Sport’s Digital Skills Partnership; the British Library Advisory Council, and is a trustee at the Urban Development Music Foundation and the Women of the World Foundation.

Speaking Topics

  • The Tech Landscape and Why Tech Needs Diversity – Tech is a booming industry that is suffering from a skill shortage at a time, with few women entering and staying in the field. Anne-Marie dissects the HERstory of the tech industry and what we can do to cultivate future tech leaders.
  • Using Social Media to Your Advantage – Anne Marie presents a contemporary and innovative take on implementing 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”.
  • I. & The Future of Work – Robots will take our jobs eventually – in fact, it’s already started. This is a comical, yet real, look at the future 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 running social enterprises 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 changing your company from the inside out:
    • what do these concepts look like in the 21st century
    • Your culture is your people
    • Your people are your biggest asset
    • Giving people the space to Work Out Loud and be fulfilled
    • 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, how it relates to a less well-established audience and provides actionable next steps on making your career work for you.
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Videos of Anne-Marie Imafidon

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Let's save the world - with girl-led startups | Anne Marie Imafidon | TEDxBarcelonaED
Let's save the world - with girl-led startups | Anne Marie Imafidon | TEDxBarcelonaED

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