Anne Marie Imafidon — Empowering the next generation of STEM women
We love seeing as many women working in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) as possible so we have been very impressed by the work of Anne Marie Imafidon, founder of Stemettes. Imafidon herself was a child prodigy, passing GCSEs in primary school, learning 6 languages by the age of 10 and earning herself a scholarship at Johns Hopkins University. It’s no wonder that through Stemettes she’s encouraging girls as young as 5 to pursue a career in science and technology.
Stemettes’s vision is to show young girls that they can perform great in math and sciences by making it fun and creating a supportive community. They hold conferences, hackathons, talks and workshops for girls to try programming their own apps while sticking to Imafidon’s key principle of the the Fs: free, fun and with food.
“It’s really easy to ask someone if you’re allowed to do things, but life is so much better when you just do it.” — Imafidon, The Female Lead
Imafidon’s vision has worked brilliantly so far, with just under 40,000 girls having already taken part in their events, 95% of whom have shown an increased interest in STEM.
As a community for women by women, we know first hand that we are able to do anything if we work smart and hard and ask for help and support where we need it.
We want to empower as many women as possible to overcome any barriers that are holding them back so if you have a question about your startup or career then ask our network on Shello today either anonymously or openly and let our community help.