Anne-Marie Imafidon born in 1990 is a Nigerian-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 studied at the Lyceum Institute of Technology in East Ham, London, where she became one of the youngest persons ever to obtain a qualification in Information Technology. At age 10, Imafidon 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 Masters degree at Oxford University and, at 19 in June 2010, she became the youngest ever graduate with a masters degree. By the time she was 20, she began campaigning to get more women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
Anne-Marie who now works at Deutsche Bank is Head Stemette and co-founder of Stemettes – an award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics roles via a series of events and opportunities. As part of the initiative she has also co-founded Outbox Incubator: the world’s first tech incubator for teenage girls. She sits on the boards of Redfield Asset Management, Urban Development Music Foundation and Inspirational YOU.
Some of her other achievements include:
Guardian ‘Top 10 women in tech you need to know’, UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013, Red Magazine’s ‘Woman to Watch’ 2014. She also won a Points of Light award from the UK Prime Minister in October 2014 and was named the 29th Most Influential woman in IT in 2015. Anne-Marie has also been listed as one of Management Today’s 35 Under 35 and was on the Timewise List of 50 Power Part Timers.
Watch her TEDx discourse on saving the world with girl-led start-ups here: