Anne-Marie Imafidon born in 1990 is a British computing, mathematics and language child prodigy. She is one of the youngest to pass two GCSEs in two different subjects while in primary school. She passed two GCSE Examinations (in Mathematics and Information technology) at the age of 11.
Imafidon’s father is of Nigerian descent. Imafidon studied at the Lyceum Institute of Technology in East Ham, London, where she became the one of the youngest persons ever to obtain a qualification in Information Technology. At age 10 she won a scholarship to the private School St Joseph’s Convent School in Reading, a year younger than usual.
At 13, in 2003, she received a British scholarship to study mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. At 15, in 2005, she was admitted a degree program by the University of Oxford. At 17, she started a Masters degree at Oxford University and, at 19 in June 2010, she became the youngest ever graduate with a masters degree.
Since leaving Oxford Imafidon has started work at Deutsche Bank. She is notable for championing the work of women in STEM. In April 2014, Imafidon was the keynote speaker at the BCSWomen Lovelace Colloquium.
Anne-Marie Imafidon is a woman on a mission. A child prodigy who had received degrees from prestigious universities on both sides of the Atlantic by the time she was 20, she is campaigning to get more women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) FORBES
Some of Her other rather unique set of achievements include passing two GCSEs aged ten (Mathematics & ICT), holding the current world record for the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing (aged 11), a Guardian ‘Top 10 women in tech you need to know’ and being one of the youngest to be awarded a Masters’ degree in Mathematics and Computer Science by the University of Oxford, aged 20. She was also named the UK IT Industry & British Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2013, Red Magazine’s ‘Woman to Watch’ 2014, won a Points of Light award from the UK Prime Minister in October 2014 and was named the 29th Most Influential woman in IT in 2015. Anne-Marie has also been listed as one of Management Today’s 35 Under 35 and was on the Timewise List of 50 Power Part Timers.
Anne-Marie is Head Stemette and co-founder of Stemettes – an award-winning social enterprise inspiring the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics roles via a series of events and opportunities. As part of the initiative she has also co-founded Outbox Incubator: the worlds first tech incubator for teenage girls. She sits on the boards of Redfield Asset Management, Urban Development Music Foundation and Inspirational YOU.
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