An Evening with Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE - St Helen's Enterprises
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How can women take back tech? We’re delighted that Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon will join us on Thursday 15th September to discuss this fascinating topic at our first Book Club evening.

As a dynamic advocate for women in STEM, Dr Imafidon’s book, She’s In CTRL explores why women are under-represented in tech, why it matters and what we can do about it. Her book, has been described as ‘An energetic presence with no-nonsense impact’.

The evening will be presented by author, broadcaster and podcast host Joe Haddow. Joe runs the Radio 2 Book Club, chairs literary events across the country and is the host of the popular Book Off! podcast. Combined with Dr Imafidon’s enigmatic style, Joe’s vast literary knowledge promises to make for a riveting evening.

About She’s In CTRL

Our eyes are now open to the dangerous fact that our technology is built by a series of big decisions made by a small number of people, mainly men. It means our technology is derived from the gender, nationality and beliefs of a section of society whose lived experience may not chime with your own. The tech world might feel beyond reach, particularly if you’re a woman.

In She’s In CTRL, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon, a dynamic advocate for women in STEM, insists that technology is not an unchangeable and unquestionable force. It is not the preserve of the elite. It is in our homes and in our hands. Rather than feeling powerless to make changes to the way tech works and fails, she argues that it’s time to get into the room where the decisions are made. Or, better yet, create our own tech rooms.

Covering everything from 3D printing, AI, blockchain and bitcoin, to virtual reality and wearable tech, this powerful book about women, tech and daring to dream takes inspiration from Dr Imafidon’s own experience and from the stories of other pioneers and innovators who have, against the odds, transformed technology.

About OUR SPEAKER

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon is a keynote speaker, presenter and creator of the award-winning social enterprise, Stemettes, which inspires the next generation of females into science, technology, engineering and maths.

A recognized and respected thought-leader in the tech space, in 2017 she was awarded an MBE for services to young women and STEM sectors. In 2020 she was voted the most influential woman in tech in the UK by Computer Weekly.

 

In association with Chorleywood Bookshop

Thu 15 Sep

2022

Book Club 7:00pm

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