40 Minute Mentor

January 11, 2023

Where Are They Now: Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon On How Women Can Take Back Tech

“This idea of a lone genius that has all the answers does not solve anything, it only makes things worse.” 

We’re back with a fresh episode of our ‘Where Are They Now’ feature Series, where we invite some of our most popular 40 Minute Mentors back on the podcast to discuss their latest news and insights. 

This time, we’re joined by Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, Co-Founder and CEO of Stemettes, Author, Podcast Host and Arithmetician on the popular Channel 4 show, Countdown

In this episode, we find out: 

➡️ The story behind Anne-Marie’s new book, ‘She’s In CTRL’ [01:53] 

➡️ What becoming an author was like for her and her advice for any aspiring writers [03:24] 

➡️ An insight into some of the fantastic stories featured in her book [06:50] 

➡️ More about our Sponsors, Alchemist [09:35] 

➡️ The main message to take away from ‘She’s In CTRL’ [10:40] 

➡️ How she found this experience compared to writing a children’s book [12:06] 

➡️ What it’s really like to be on Countdown and the response she’s seen from it [13:40] 

➡️ Big plans for 2023 and what we can all look forward to seeing more of [16:05] 


Helpful links:

➡️ More about Anne-Marie: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aimafidon/ 

➡️ Get your copy of ‘She’s In CTRL’: https://aimafidon.com/books/ 

➡️ Check out Stemettes: https://stemettes.org/ 


💙A big thank you to our Sponsors:

Alchemist – an industry leading learning and development company, whose learning journeys and experiences help organisations who want to grow, change or transform by putting the learner first to optimise organisational performance.

To learn more about Alchemist and see how they work with some of the most innovative companies in the world, head over to https://thisisalchemist.com/40minutementor/  to find out more. 


🤝Explore Hidden Pages: 

For this year’s Black History Month, we’ve had the great pleasure of partnering with Samuel Tholley and Hidden Pages – a zine discovering hidden Melanated history & lists of sources exploring the Melanated/”Black” experience. 

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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