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Introducing… UD Chair, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

UD Chair, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, is the subject of a new BBC Ideas mini doc. Made in collaboration with the EBU’s Women of Science project, watch now to get a glimpse into her journey, from child genius to tech leader…

Dr Anne-Marie at UD’s Talent House

Watch in full here…

Filmed last summer at Talent House, the video also features UD Founder/Director, Pamela McCormick along with some of the UD community.

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“As a proud east Londoner who believes in the potential, skill and power of people from backgrounds like mine, UD is an organisation I’ve always been proud to serve… Creating awareness of and access to a diverse range of music industry opportunities beyond ‘artist’ has changed the lives of thousands who have been through UD programmes. UD has grown a generation of creative minds and continues to grow another. Here’s to future creative leaders and the changes in society & culture that they’ll bring!”
Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE.

Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE became UD Chair with effect from 1 April 2023. Having supported UD for more than ten years, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE’s appointment ensures a smooth transition as the organisation moves into its next phase of growth and towards its 25th Anniversary. Dr Imafidon is a leading ambassador for young women in technology and co-founder of the Stemettes, an award-winning social initiative dedicated to inspiring and promoting the next generation of young women in the STEM sectors. In 2022, she released She’s in CTRL, a guidebook for women to “take back tech”.

Dr Anne-Marie, UD Studios

Throughout her career to date, she has held positions at Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard and Deutsche Bank and holds Honorary Doctorates from the Open University, Glasgow Caledonian University, Kent University, Bristol University and Coventry University and an Honorary Fellowship at Keble College, Oxford. She is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Sunderland and sits on the Council of Research England.

In 2022, Dr Imafidon was co-host of Channel Four’s popular daytime show, Countdown, providing maternity cover for Rachel Riley, and in December 2022 she featured as a guest editor of the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4, which featured a performance from UD’s Flames Collective.

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