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Join us for an incredible online event in celebration of Black History Month in NMES! Get ready to be inspired as we explore how individuals can harnessed their potential to create real change and empower their communities.



  • 13.00 - 13.30 Taking CTRL: From Potential to Power talk
  • 13.30 - 14.00 Q&A

Taking CTRL: From Potential to Power



Anne-Marie will draw on her portfolio career across industry, academia and entrepreneurship to shed light on the power every one of us has to change the status quo, impact positive change for ourselves and our communities, future-proof ourselves and build a better tomorrow, no matter where we are in our own careers.

Across 30 minutes expect laughs, tactical takeaways and challenges. We all have potential - how can we ensure that the systems, institutions and communities around us nurture rather than limit our potential?

Photo of Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon

Speaker bio:

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is a keynote speaker, presenter, and co-founder of the award-winning social enterprise Stemettes, a social enterprise which encourages girls and young women aged 5–25 to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK by Computer Weekly in 2020, she was also 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 was the temporary Arithmetician on Countdown, the world’s longest running gameshow and hosted the highly popular Women Tech Charge podcast for the Evening Standard. 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 was published by Transworld in September 2022.

Anne-Marie has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Kent, University of Bristol and Coventry University, and in June of 2017 was made an Honorary Fellow at Keble College, Oxford. She sits on the Board of Durham University’s Computer Science Department, which, in recognition of her work as Head Stemette, offers a scholarship to young women in her name. In 2019 she became a visiting professor for Sunderland University. She sits on the British Library Advisory Council, Research England Council, and is a trustee at the Urban Development Music Foundation and the Women of the World Foundation.