A plan to teach 1 million women & girls to code by 2030 | Mariéme Jamme | TEDxAmsterdamWomen by TEDx Talks   3 years ago

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At TEDxAmsterdamWomen 2016 she unveiled her new venture of launching IAMTHECODE – an African-led global movement aimed at supporting girls through creative learning and code training in STEAMD: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design.

Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese-born British businesswoman in technology. Her consultancy company Spotone Global Solutions helps technology companies to set a foothold in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She has supported many organisations such as Google, Ernest and Young, The Africa Progress Panel chaired by Kofi Annan, The Obama Administration, and multiple African governments through their STEM policies. Mariéme was named one of the 100 most influential Africans by the African Business Magazine and 20 youngest powerful women in Africa by Forbes. Mariéme newly became Advisory Board Member of Data Pop Alliance, a global coalition promoting a people-centered Big Data revolution and a judge and Academy member of the Prestigious Global Teachers Prize Academy. Mariéme was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for her activism work in empowering and investing in young girls and women in Africa.

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