Anne-Marie Imafidon


Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon MBE (born 1990) is a British computing, mathematics and language child prodigy.[2] 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.

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Imafidon in 2018
Born
Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon

1990 (age 3031)
England
Alma materUniversity of Oxford (MSc)
Known forStemettes
AwardsSuffrage Science award (2020)[1]
Scientific career
Fields
InstitutionsStemettes
Goldman Sachs
Hewlett Packard
Deutsche Bank
Websitewww.aimafidon.com

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.[3] She and her three younger siblings, Christina and twins Peter and Paula, are child prodigies, breaking age records in educational attainments.[4][3]

Imafidon began school at St Saviour Church of England Primary School in Walthamstow, London,[3] She passed two A level Examinations in Mathematics and computer science at the age of 11.[5]

At 13, in 2003, she received a British scholarship to study mathematics at Johns Hopkins University.[6] 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.[7][8] She speaks six languages.[9]

Career


Imafidon worked briefly for Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, and Deutsche Bank[10] before launching and becoming CEO of Stemettes in 2013, championing the work of women in STEM.[11][12] 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[13]

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.[10]

References


  1. "Leading women in 'life sciences' and 'mathematics & computing' win Suffrage Science award". LMS London Institute of Medical Sciences. 6 November 2020. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  2. Anne-Marie Imafidon on Twitter
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  6. Smithers, Rebecca (15 August 2003). "IT success for boy aged 12". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. p. 1. Retrieved 28 August 2010.
  7. Anne-Marie Imafidon profile at yegs.org Archived 1 December 2017 at the Wayback Machine; accessed 6 July 2011.
  8. Raton, Taki S. (3 May 2012). "Prodigy is youngest to receive Masters' Degree from Oxford". milwaukeecourieronline.com. Milwaukee Courie.
  9. Anon (21 October 2013). "Former Child Prodigy Anne-Marie Imafidon Changing The World With Stemettes". Atlanta Black Star.
  10. "Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE | Keynote Speaker | Biography".
  11. "Stemettes Co-Founder awarded MBE in New Years Honours". Stemettes. 30 December 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  12. "We're showing the next generation that girls do Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) too at our free, fun, food-filled experiences". Stemettes.
  13. Bateman, Kayleigh (10 February 2014), "Introducing the Speakers at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium", Computer Weekly. Retrieved 19 April 2014.
  14. "2013 Personal Excellence Awards | Winners and highly commended | 2013 Awards | IT Industry Awards Archive | UK IT Industry Awards | Awards and competitions | Events". www.bcs.org. BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  15. Lunn, Natasha (3 September 2014). "the women shaping your world". Red. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  16. "Points of Light: October 2014 winners - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Government of the UK. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
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  18. "New Year's Honours list 2017 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Government of the UK. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
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