Anne-Marie Imafidon in 2014
|Alma mater||Oxford University|
|Notable awards||MBE 2016|
Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon MBE (born 1990) is a British computing, mathematics and language child prodigy. She is one of the youngest to pass two GCSEs in two different subjects while in primary school. She passed two GCSE Examinations (in Mathematics and Information technology) at the age of 11. Imafidon founded and became CEO of Stemettes in 2013, a social enterprise promoting women in STEM careers, and was honoured with an MBE in 2016.
Early life and education
Imafidon was born in England in 1990. Her father, Chris Imafidon, is an ophthalmologist who emigrated to London, and her mother is Ann Imafidon. She and her 3 younger siblings, Christina and twins Peter and Paula, are child prodigies, breaking age records in educational attainments.
Imafidon studied at the Lyceum Institute of Technology in East Ham, London, where she became the youngest person ever to obtain a qualification [clarification needed] in Information Technology. At age 10 she won a scholarship to the private School St Joseph's Convent School in Reading, a year younger than usual.
At 13, in 2003, she received a British scholarship to study mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. At 15, in 2005, she was admitted a degree program by the University of Oxford. At 17, she started a master's degree at Oxford University and, at 19 in June 2010, she became the youngest ever graduate with a master's degree.
Imafidon worked briefly for Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, and Deutschebank before launching and becoming CEO of Stemettes in 2013, championing the work of women in STEM. Stemettes runs panel sessions and hackathons supporting girls and young women who are considering a STEM career. In April 2014, Imafidon was the keynote speaker at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium
- BCS (British Computer Society) Young IT professional of the year, 2013.
- Red Magazine, Women of the Year award, 2014.
- Prime Minister's Points of Light Award, 2014.
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