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Anne-Marie Imafidon

Anne-Marie Imafidon, Bojana Bellamy 2018.jpg
Imafidon in 2018
Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon

1990 (age 28–29)
EducationOxford University
Known for
  • Academic child prodigy
AwardsMBE (2016)
Scientific career
  • Mathematics
  • Computer science
  • Social enterprise

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.[1] She and her three younger siblings, Christina and twins Peter and Paula, are child prodigies, breaking age records in educational attainments.[2][1]

Imafidon began school at St Saviour Church of England Primary School in Walthamstow, London,[1]

She passed two GCSE Examinations (in Mathematics and Information technology) at the age of 11.[3]

At 13, in 2003, she received a British scholarship to study mathematics at Johns Hopkins University.[4] 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.[5][6]

She speaks six languages.[7]


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.[8][9] 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[10]



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  13. ^ "Points of Light: October 2014 winners - GOV.UK". Government of the UK. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  14. ^ "New Year's Honours list 2017" (PDF). Government Digital Service. 30 December 2016. p. 66. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
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