13th August 2015
We are delighted that this year we have Anne-Marie Imafidon, head and founder of STEMettes, as guest speaker at our Speech Day and Prize Giving on Thursday 2 July.
Stemettes was set up to help combat the lack of women in STEM. As an organisation it aims ‘to inspire the next generation of females into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields, by showing them the amazing women already in STEM via a series of panel events, hackathons, exhibitions, and mentoring schemes.’ The STEMettes project has generated considerable media interest, which has resulted in a number of appearances for Anne Marie on national TV, national radio and references in national newspapers and other publications.
Anne-Marie initially attracted attention for her astonishing childhood academic achievements. She passed GCSE’s in Mathematics & ICT at the age of 10, and holds the record for the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing when aged 11.
In her adult life she was one of the youngest to be awarded a Masters’ degree in Mathematics and Computer Science by the University of Oxford, aged 20. Recently featured on the Evening Standard’s list of ’25 under 25s’, and The Guardian’s ‘Top 10 women in tech you need to know’, 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, and the 2014 FDM Everywoman in Technology ‘Rising Star’. She also won a Points of Light award from the UK Prime Minister in October 2014. Her work at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Deutsche Bank and Lehman Brothers complete her impressive array of experiences.
We are looking forward to welcoming her to this important day in the school year, when we celebrate the successes and achievements of the last twelve months.