Birth Year: 1990
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Anne-Marie Imafidon comes from a family of child prodigies. Their younger brothers, Peter and Paula, are nicknamed "the wonder twins" for being the British children who entered younger to high school. Her sister Christina has been the youngest student in a British university, while her brother Samantha passed math and statistics exams at the secondary level when she was only six years old.
Chris and Ann, Anne-Marie's parents, educated their children with a guided discipline to achieve these results. Chris Imafidon is also a Nigerian migrant who now serves as a consultant to several governments to help them improve education in Europe and Asia.
At age 23, Anne-Marie already spoke six languages and was the youngest to receive a teaching position at Oxford. After school, Anne-Marie worked briefly at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, and Deutsche Bank before starting her venture.
Anne-Marie Imafidon founded STEMettes in February 2013, a social enterprise that seeks to inspire women to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Anne-Marie made this decision after discovering that the number of women in STEM was going down in these industries.
Shortly after beginning the project, in November 2013, Anne-Marie met with Prime Minister David Cameron to promote the project. After two years of creating the organization, Anne-Marie decided to quit her job at Deutsche Bank to support STEMettes fully.
Between July and August 2015, Stemettes participated in the Outbox incubator in London, which was known as the "X-Men House for Girls" where many innovations produced by women were promoted. In the six years of existence of the organization, Anne-Marie has imbued her vision of a more diverse scientific and technological community in more than 40K students.
STEMettes is driven by the sponsorship of different corporations that are concerned with boosting workforce training.
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STEMettes was named as the European Digital Organization of the years in 2014. Also, Anne-Marie has been recognized as the Young IT professor of the year (2013); Woman of the Year by Red Magazid (2014), as well as Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) since 2017.