Sexism scandals rocked Uber last year, yet today the unicorn’s tech workforce is still overwhelmingly male (82%).
“Too often girls don’t feel empowered to make technical choices or pursue technical fields,” says Anne-Marie Imafidon, the cofounder of Stemettes—a social enterprise that supports girls into STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) careers.
“We don’t just want to have more women building Uber, we want them to build their own Ubers, with tech that’s better than Uber.”
It’s with this passion that Imafidon started Stemettes in 2013, and to date the founder has helped 40,000 girls realize their STEM potential through hundreds of events across Europe.
In 2016 Imafidon launched her own Stemettes STEM resources app, which is used by thousands of “Stemillion” school club members. The organization also regularly partners with leading technology companies (in recent weeks teenagers have learned how to build websites at London’s Accenture and benefitted from one-to-one mentorship from staff at Salesforce and Deutsche Bank).
Now Imafidon plans to launch one of the organization’s most inspiring programs, a six-figure funded “YCombinator Click here to read entire article