Anne-Marie Imafidon

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Anne-Marie Imafidon

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Anne-Marie Osawemwenze Ore-Ofe Imafidon is a British mathematician and computer scientist.[1] She was awarded an Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2017.[2] Anna-Marie Imafidon is the co-founder of Outbox and Stemettes.[3][2] Stemettes is an organization dedicated to help relieve the gender gap in studying the STEM field.[3] Outbox is the first technology incubator for young girls.[2] Her companies have brought over 40,000 women to experience STEM mentoring programs, workshops, and more.

Education[change | change source]

Growing up in the UK, Imafidon was a genius from a young age. She passed two GCSE’s in mathematics and information technology at 10 years old.[1] She passed her A-level computing at age 11.[3] She was the youngest person to ever pass that A-level exam.[3][1] Imafidon became a student at Oxford University at age 15.[2] At age 19 she completed her Master's degree.[2][1] She is the youngest person to ever complete a Master's degree from Oxford.[2] Outside of her academic life, she participated in a fashion show and played Netball in college.

Career[change | change source]

When she was 16, she began receiving offers from top financial companies. She worked for Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard and Deutschebank.[2][3] She started the Stemettes while working at Deutschebank.[3][4] Her work focuses on teaching girls to create technology.[2][3] She wants technology to become better because the engineers who create it are more diverse than the are today.[3]

Family[change | change source]

Imafidon is from Stratford in East London.[3] Her father came to the United Kingdom from Nigeria.

Imafidon isn’t the only notable person from her family. Her younger siblings are Peter and Paula - also known as the "Wonder Twins."[1] They passed an Advanced Level mathematics exam at the age of 7. By passing that exam, Peter and Paula broke the United Kingdom's record.[1] They were the youngest to ever pass A-levels.[1] When they were nine years old, both of them broke another record by passing the Cambridge University Mathematics test.[1] Another of Imafidon’s younger sisters, Christina, was accepted to enter the United Kingdom University at 11. Her other sister, Samantha, passed 2 high school exams at 6 years old.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Raton, Taki. "Prodigy is youngest to recieve Masters' Degree from Oxford." 2012-05-03. Milwaukee Courier. Retrieved 2021-12-15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Anne-Marie Imafidon: Prodigious brain power. (2017, December). New African, (578), 32. https://link.gale.com/apps/doc/A522393255/GPS?u=palo88030&sid=bookmark-GPS&xid=44e32c11. Accessed December 8, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Zolfagharifard, E. (2019, June 11). 'Lack of diversity makes us build bad technology' - Stemettes founder Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is taking on sexist attitudes by encouraging girls into sciences, writes Ellie Zolfagharifard. Daily Telegraph, The (London, England), p. 5. Available from NewsBank: Access World News – Historical and Current: https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=WORLDNEWS&docref=news/173FE63389397EF8. Accessed December 8, 2021.
  4. "Former Child Prodigy Anne-Marie Imafidon Changing The World With Stemettes". 2013-10-21. Atlanta Black Star. Retrieved 2021-12-10.