Have you been enjoying Susie’s tongue-twisting breakdown of the English language, exclusively on whynow? Well, next up is a real humdinger.
The latest instalment of ‘Having Words with Susie’, which is out now, features special guest Anne-Marie Imafidon. Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, that is. The mathematician recently won over audiences on Countdown, alongside Susie, covering for Rachel Riley whilst she was on maternity leave.
That’s by no means the end of her achievements, though. In fact, far from it. Anne-Marie is the founder and CEO of Stemettes, a social enterprise that seeks to encourage women and girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
She’s the ideal advocate for promoting such a cause. At just 11-years-old, Anne-Marie was the youngest girl ever to pass A-level computing. Fast-forward a bit, and a 20-year-old Anne-Marie then became one of the youngest to ever receive a master’s degree from the University of Oxford – which was in Mathematics and Computer Science, for that matter.
With Stemettes now having helped almost 60,000 youngsters become more engaged in science and tech since it was formed nine years ago, it’s little wonder Anne-Marie was included in the New Year’s Honours list for her services in 2017 – and was then voted ‘The Most Influential Woman in UK Technology’ by Computer Weekly in 2020.
Bringing a particular numerical edge to the latest episode, then, Anne-Marie and Susie pair up once again to discuss the links between their respective specialisms: numbers and words.
Need you anymore reason to listen, and glean their intelligent words of wisdom? We think not.
Plus, there’s Susie’s usual ‘word of the week’, ‘tweet of the week’ and plenty more. So go check it out, by clicking the link here.