40 Minute Mentor

October 13, 2021

Changing The Face Of STEM With Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

In this 40 Minute Mentor episode, we’re joined by a real-life child prodigy, Co-Founder and CEO of Stemettes, and Host of the Evening Standard’s Women Tech Charge podcast, Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE.

Anne-Marie was one of the youngest to pass two GCEs in two different subjects while in primary school and completed her master’s degree from the University of Oxford by the age of 20. 

Since those days, she’s been knocking down walls and inspiring the next generation of women in STEM, through her work with Stemettes – a social enterprise promoting women in STEM careers. And if you haven’t heard of Stemettes or listened to the Women Tech Charge podcast, you might have seen Anne-Marie on Channel 4’s Countdown ‘Black To Front’ initiative earlier this year, where she filled in for no other than the queen of numbers, Rachel Riley.

Anne-Marie speaks with such humility and honesty – we could have talked for hours. In today’s episode, you’ll learn more about:

  • How Stemettes has developed from a side-hustle to the success it is today, opening doors to careers in STEM for girls all over the UK
  • What businesses in the Tech sector need to do to attract and retain more diverse talent
  • And how listening to understand, rather than to answer questions is an often neglected skill by leaders.

Whether you work in Tech or are simply looking for some mid-week inspiration, we know you’ll learn so much from Anne-Marie in this episode.

And a special thank you to our sponsors for this Series – Chipper Cash. The team have been on an incredible journey, having launched their borderless way to send money across Africa and beyond, in 8 countries so far and are widely considered to be Africa’s most valuable Startup. To find out more, head over to their website, or tune into our 40 Minute Mentor episode with their Co-Founder and CEO, Ham Serunjogi.

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If you want to find out more about Anne-Marie, take a look at her LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/aimafidon/

If you want to find out more about Stemettes, head over to – https://stemettes.org/

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