40 Minute Mentor

February 13, 2023

Getting Into STEM with Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon & Amali de Alwis

Following International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’re looking back on two 40 Minute Mentor episodes with two absolute trailblazers – Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon and Amali de Alwis

Anne-Marie is the Co-Founder and CEO of Stemettes, an award-winning social enterprise working to inspire and support girls, young women and non-binary people in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths careers. You may also know Anne-Marie from the popular Channel 4 show Countdown, or have come across her new book, ‘She’s In CTRL’.

Amali is the CEO of Subak, the world’s first not-for-profit accelerator that scales climate impact through data policy and behaviour change. Prior to joining Subak, Amali was CEO of Code First: Girls – the largest provider of free coding courses for women in the UK. 

Anne-Marie and Amali shared so much great mentorship in their 40 Minute Mentor episodes. In today’s STEM career feature, we’ll focus on: 

➡️ Why a societal change is needed to make Tech more inclusive [01:54] 

➡️ How the industry itself is a barrier [04:21] 

➡️ The importance of just getting started and finding a community [08:01] 

➡️ Advice for more inclusive hiring practices [10:30] 

Helpful links:

➡️ Anne-Marie’s full 40 Minute Mentor episode: https://jbmc.co.uk/insights/40-minute-mentor/changing-the-face-of-stem-with-dr-anne-marie-imafidon-mbe/ 

➡️ Amali’s full 40 Minute Mentor episode:  https://jbmc.co.uk/insights/40-minute-mentor/series-8-amali-de-alwis-subak/ 

➡️ More about ‘She’s In CTRL’: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/444767/shes-in-ctrl-by-imafidon-anne-marie/9781787635029 

➡️ More about Stemettes: https://stemettes.org/ 

➡️ More about Subak: https://subak.org/ 

➡️ More about Code First: Girls: https://codefirstgirls.com/ 

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We talked about his motivation behind Hidden Pages, why it’s so important to normalise black history and he shares some amazing historic figures we can all learn from.

This is only the beginning of this partnership, so make sure you check out our initial conversation with Samuel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF_-blY_kUQ 

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