1. Anne-Marie Imafidon, Enterprise Collaboration Strategist & Head Stemette, Deutsche Bank & Stemettes, from London
Who inspired you to have a career in technology?
Tim Berners-Lee and his World Wide Web inspired me when I was younger.
What appealed to you about the industry?
Definitely the ability to be creative and solve problems.
What does the industry need to do to encourage more girls into technology?
The industry needs to take talent attraction seriously. By devoting energy, heart and budget to opening up the world to girls and their influencers. Showing how creative, altruistic, fulfilling and rewarding it can be should be the priority. That’s our message at the Stemettes.
What one thing about the industry would you change to encourage more girls into technology?
Promotion processes. I think the industry needs to be a lot more aware of unconscious bias and the talent it is making us miss out on.