Women in Tech Festival headlines former child-prodigy

‘”If you want to start a business, that’s a lot of risks, and some women are not in a position to take on additional risk because of home responsibilities placed upon them.’

Dr. Anne-Marie Imafidon is musing on the glaring imbalance in the number of women to men entrepreneurs that seem to persist in the UK tech sector, even today.

She’s a child-prodigy mathematician who, in 2001, became the youngest girl to ever pass A-level computing, at the age of eleven.

Nine years later, she graduated from the University of Oxford with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. Goldman Sachs, HP, and Deutsche Bank all came calling for her coding expertise.

Now, she’s putting her skills to work enabling a more diverse and balanced STEM workforce in the UK. She founded Stemettes in 2013. A social initiative that aims to draw in the next generation of young women into STEM sectors, it has worked with more than 40,000 young people across Europe.” Read More

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