Born in 1990 to Nigerian Parents (father – Chris Imafidon, is an ophthalmologist and her mother is Ann Imafidon) who migrated to the United Kingdom, in 1990. Anne-Marie Imafidon took the science community by storm in her early years, breaking Academic records for fun. Here are facts about her.
- She was born with the full name Anne-Marie Osawemwense Ore-Ofe Imafidon
- Her three younger siblings Christina and twins Peter and Paula, are part of a family that has become known as the “smartest family in Britain” . They have consistently as a family broken age records in educational attainments. Anne’s twin siblings are youngest students to ever pass the University of Cambridge’s advanced mathematics exam.
- Anne passed two GCSEs in Mathematics and ICT at the age of 10, being the youngest girl to pass A-level computing at age 11, receiving a British Scholarship to study Mathematics
- She became the youngest to be awarded a Masters’ degree in Mathematics and Computer Science by the University of Oxford at age 20.
- Queen Elizabeth II, awarded Anne-Marie Imafidon an MBE, Member of the Order of the British Empire, for her work inspiring the next generation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). At 27, Imafidon is the youngest scientist to get a royal recognition since 1890.
- Imafidon worked briefly for Goldman Sachs, Hewlett Packard, and Deutschebank
- Imafidon is the CEO and co-founder of Stemettes, an award-winning social enterprise for young girls interested in STEM. She launched the organisation in February 2013 to bridge the gender gap in STEM after she realised the meagre number of women in the industry
- She has been listed as a “person to watch” by numerous major publications, including the Guardian, which named her one of ten women in ‘tech you need to meet.’
- She has been named in the list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017, Imafidon made the list for her role in supporting women to go into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).