Friday, 19 May 2017

27-year old Nigerian, Anne-Marie Imafidon honored by the Queen of England

Nigeria’s Anne-Marie Imafidon, 27 founder of Stemettes “an award-winning social enterprise working across the UK & Ireland and beyond to inspire and support young women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths careers,” has been decorated with the prestigious honour of Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
She was honoured for her services to young women with specialty in Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Anne-Marie Imafidon, @stemettes founder, has been awarded an for her work inspiring the next generation of women into STEM subjects.
The oldest of the Nigerian family of prodigies dubbed the “smartest family in Britain”, Anne-Marie Imafidon is a computing, mathematics and language child prodigy. 

For her exceptional excellence and outstanding service to her young women and STEM industries, Anne-Marie was named on 2017 New Years Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) Honours List in December 2016. 
Today, she was decorated by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. At 27, Anne-Marie is the youngest scientist to get royal recognition since 1890.

Anne-Marie said she was ‘surprised’ and ‘honoured’ to be included. “It’s a well done and thank you to my team, our volunteers and those who have taken us seriously over the last 4 years. This is humbling and a sign of what is to come. Inclusivity in the sector and across society is important for all of us – it’s an honour in itself to do the work we do.”

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