A family where one of the children became the first to pass Cambridge’s Advanced Mathematics exam and other passed her GCSE mathematics at age 9, then the father a renowned scholar is the family Annie – Marie Osawemweze Ore-Ofe Imafidon is from.
She was born into the “smartest family in Britain” in 1990. Annie-Marrie had quite an early academic achievement and that left her with the “child prodigy” title.
At age 10 (her primary school days) she could speak 10 different languages. At that same age, she wrote two GCSE and passed mathematics and ITC subjects. At age 13, the British scholarship made her a student of mathematics at the Johns Hopkins University. At age 15, she was admitted to Oxford University for a degree program. Annie-Marrie successfully bagged her Master’s degree at Oxford University. Making her one of the youngest to get a Masters degree at age 19.
The few numbers of females attracted to the scientific field were what inspired Annie-Marrie to establish Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in 2013. Anne-Marie’s motive was to bridge the gender gap in the world of science and technology. And since the emergence of STEM over 45,000 women have gained access to the science, technology, and engineering world.
For her work, that inspired the new generation women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics field, she was awarded as a Member of the Order of the British Empire, by Queen Elizabeth II. In 2013, Imafidon was awarded BCS (British Computer Society) Young IT professional of the year. For her role in encouraging women to go into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics her name was found on the list of 100 most influential and innovative women in 2017. She also received the woman of the year award in 2018 by the Red magazine.