The BBC list of 100 inspirational and innovative women for 2017 has been released and Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage and Anne-Marie Imafidon have made the list. Imafidon made the list for her role in supporting women to go into careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Imafidon founded Stemettes in 2013, a social enterprise promoting women in STEM careers, and was honoured with Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 2016. At 15, she was admitted a degree program and became the youngest graduate with a Master’s degree from Oxford University at the age of 19.
The annual series, which shines a light on issues affecting women all over the world, is this year, encouraging women to make a change. The series examines the role of women in the 21st century and has included events in London and Mexico. This year’s event, which will last for one week, will include broadcast, online reports, debates and journalism on the topic of women. Women across the world are encouraged to participate via Twitter and comment on the list, as well as the interviews and debates, which follow the release of the list.
Congratulations to them and all the other amazing women especially in Africa who made this list.