Imafidon in 2018
Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon
1990 (age 29–30)
|Alma mater||University of Oxford (MSc)|
Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon 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.(born 1990) is a British computing, mathematics and language
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.
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 the University of Oxford 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
Awards and honours
She holds Honorary Doctorates from the Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Kent and the University of Bristol. She also holds an honorary fellowship at Keble College, Oxford and is a Visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland.
- Awarded the British Computer Society (BCS) Young IT professional of the year, 2013.
- Red magazine, Women of the Year award, 2014.
- Prime Minister's Points of Light Award, 2014.
- Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 New Year Honours, "for services to young women within STEM careers".
- Included in the annual Powerlist in 2020, of the 100 most influential people in the UK of African/African Caribbean descent.
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