Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is a keynote speaker, presenter, and co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes. Voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK of 2020 by Computer Weekly and featured among the top 10 BAME leaders in tech by The Financial Times.
A recognised and respected thought-leader in the tech space and trustee at the Institute for the Future of Work, Anne-Marie has spoken across the globe for some of the world’s biggest digital companies and conferences, including Facebook, Amazon, Google, Mercedes Benz, Fujitsu and Mastercard.
Anne-Marie is the temporary Arithmetician on Countdown, the world’s longest running gameshow. She also hosts the highly popular Women Tech Charge podcast for the Evening Standard, and is a sought-after presenter and conference facilitator, conducting live interviews with famous faces from the tech world and beyond, including Jack Dorsey and Sir Lewis Hamilton. Her first book She’s In CTRL is to be published by Transworld in June 2022.
Voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK of 2020 by Computer Weekly and featured among the top 10 BAME leaders in tech by the Financial Times and Inclusive Boards, Anne-Marie was also the recipient of the prestigious Barclays UK ‘Woman of the Year’ award in 2018.
In recognition of her significant influence and achievements, Anne-Marie was awarded an MBE in the 2017 New Year’s Honours for services to young women and STEM sectors. In June of the same year she was also made an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford.
Anne-Marie’s keynotes topics include:
- The Tech Landscape and Why Tech Needs Diversity
Tech is a booming industry with growing importance in any given economy, but it is also suffering from a large skill shortage at a time when a criminally low proportion of women are entering and staying in the field. Anne-Marie will dissect the HERstory of the tech industry of the past and present and discuss what we can do to cultivate future tech leaders.
- Using Social Media to Your Advantage
Anne Marie’s contemporary and innovative take on this topic shows a modern way to implement the principles from the 1937 perennial bestseller HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE written by Dale Carnegie, and also features practical lessons on the benefits of “working out loud”.
- I. & The Future of Work
Robots are going to take our jobs eventually – in fact it’s already started. This is a comical, yet real, look at what the future looks likes and ways to future-proof yourself and your business.
- Social Entrepreneurship: Doing a Lot with a Little
Anne-Marie uses her wealth of experience from the many lessons learned from running social enterprises, and taking something from a mere concept to becoming an influencer, to show how a company or individual can “get the show on the road” with very limited resources.
- The Definitive Guide to Changing Your Company from the Inside Out
What do Corporate Social Responsibility and philanthropy sponsorship look like in the 21st century? Anne-Marie discusses her 5 ways to changing your company from the inside out:
- what do these concepts look like in the 21st century?
- Your culture is your people
- Your people are your biggest asset
- Giving people the space to Work Out Loud and be fulfilled
- Rewarding the right behaviour and correcting the wrong behaviour
- Youth Entrepreneurship & STEM: The Leaders of the Future
What happens when you fill a house in South London with 115 teenagers for 6 weeks and get them to EAT SLEEP STEM REPEAT? The findings are positively surprising and Anne-Marie uses them as a platform to show how to engage with the future leaders to best effect. The future is bright; the future is STEM.
- How to Lean in if You’re Not Sheryl Sandberg
Anne-Marie looks at the NYT bestselling phenomenon and shows how it can relate to a less well-established audience, and provides actionable next steps on how to make your career work for you.