Lady Mariéme Jamme is an award-winning technologist and pioneer in system change- a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. In September 2017, she won the Innovation Award at the Global Goals Award by Bill and Melinda Gates and UNICEF as a Goalkeeper to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by supporting girls and young women globally - businesses and governments.
A Senegalese-born, French-British businesswoman with over 20 years of business experience in technology, Lady Mariéme is renowned for her motivational and inspirational speeches in empowering girls' education through STEAMD subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, arts, and design) and empowerment of youth living in marginalised communities.
Lady Marieme’s latest venture includes the launch of iamtheCODE.org - the first African-led global movement to mobilise government, the private sector, and philanthropic foundations to advance STEAMD Education. Her goal is to empower and enable 1 million girls and young women globally to become coders by 2030 and align with the UN 2030 Agenda.
Lady Mariéme was recently nominated by Apolitical as the World’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government. As a nominee of one of the BBC’s Top 100 Women, she was named twice on the UK Powerlist in 2017 and 2018 for Britain’s 100 most influential African and African Caribbean heritage people. Often called the diplomat of technology, Lady Mariéme was also named twice in 2014 and 2016 as one of the 100 most influential Africans by the African Business Magazine. In 2018 Lady Mariéme became a founding member of the Future Talks Expedition, which gathered 100 global leaders from 42 countries to visit the Arctic’s the North Pole. She is the first Senegalese woman who made it to Antarctica.