Amanda Obidike

Maza-maza, Lagos, NG
Field of Work 
STEM Education, Data Science
STEMy Women Makers
Job Title or "Student" 
Executive Director
International Business Management Institute, Berlin
Masters in Business Administration
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
Amanda Obidike is a multi-award winning social innovator, technologist and data scientist. She is the Founding Curator of the WEF Global Shapers, Ozubulu Hub and Executive Director of STEMi Makers Africa. In this role, she provides leadership, strategy management and oversees the design and implementation of sustainable Community projects and STEM Education across 19 Sub-Saharan countries by preparing the next generation of Africans with STEM lucrative skills for Africa's workforce.

She went on to be awarded with a Masters in Business Administration at the International Business Management Institute, Berlin. Her postgraduate areas of study include Data Science, Accounting and Management Consulting. She has a certificate in Biomedical Research Data Management from the Harvard Medical School; STEM Education from the Open University United Kingdom; and Economics from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Forbes Science marked her as the African changing the culture fabric for young talents to embrace opportunities in STEM. In addition to Data Science, Amanda addresses thematic topics on Social Innovation, Youth Development, Entrepreneurship and reform in Education Curriculum.

Recently, she emerged Winner in UK’s foremost award, the FDM EveryWoman in Technology, in the Tech For Good Category. In 2020, she was given the Global Award for Achievement by TechWomen 100, Top 5 Female Innovators in Africa by AfricaTech; Rising Star Award Winner of DITA Microsoft; Female Innovator and Executive of the Year: Gold Stevie Award, Technology Rising Star Award by WOC; Michigan, 30 Under 30 Inspiring Leaders of Africa; Positive Impact Award of Athena40: The World Most Innovative Women, 2020; 100 Leading Ladies in Africa, and Role Model Finalist in Technology Playmakers Awards, for successfully championing diversity in technology and innovation for the girl child.
Amanda Obidike is an international speaker who has spoken at theMIT Global Community Bio Summit, Goldman Sachs Growth Fellowship, USA, WonderWomenTech Summit, UK; US Embassy, Ghana and her work has been featured by Forbes, BBC, Business Insider, WorldPulse, Falling Walls Berlin and Arise TV.
She serves as a Mentor in the New York Academy of Science, Cherie Blair Foundation, the 1million Women in Tech, Global thinkers for Women where she lends her voice, knowledge, and serves as a role model to girls in Africa.
Currently serves on the Leadership Team of the 500 Women Scientists, USA and Trustee Board of the MAI Foundation.

Writing/blogging, Working outdoors, Computing, Poetry
Race & Ethnicity 
Black or African American
Level of Participation 
After-school visit, Online role model
My Experience 
I have been a Role Model 1-2 times.
Evenings, Weekdays, Weekends
Career exploration activities, Field trip hosting, Funding opportunities, Hands-on activities for students, Online Mentoring (email or Skype)
Program Affiliation 
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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