Strippers and stupid seatbelts: Former child prodigy fights ...


Strippers and stupid seatbelts: Former child prodigy fights sexism

Stemettes founder Anne-Marie Imafidon is taking on sexist attitudes by encouraging girls into sciences

Ellie Zolfagharifard

‘We’re building shit technology basically,” declares Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon with a shrug.

By “we” the no-nonsense former computing child prodigy is referring to the male-dominated tech industry, which she says is still ignoring the needs of women. From smart speakers that don’t understand female voices to social media sites that enable harassment, Imafidon has no shortage of examples where she believes tech is falling short.

“Seatbelts is the one that gets me the most,” she says. “Every time I get in the car and put a seatbelt on I have this sinking feeling because I have boobs in front of me.”..

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