Imafidon in 2018
Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon
1990 (age 28–29)
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. Imafidon founded and became CEO of Stemettes in 2013, a social enterprise promoting women in STEM careers.
Early life and education
Imafidon was born in England in 1990. Her father, Chris Imafidon, is an ophthalmologist who emigrated from Edo State, Nigeria, to London, and her mother is Ann Imafidon. She and her three younger siblings, Christina and twins Peter and Paula, are child prodigies, breaking age records in educational attainments.
Imafidon began school at St Saviour Church of England Primary School in Walthamstow, London,
She passed two GCSE Examinations (in Mathematics and Information technology) at the age of 11.
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 programme 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.
She speaks six languages.
Imafidon worked briefly for Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, and Deutsche Bank 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.
- Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours, "for services to young women within STEM careers".
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