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 as a Goalkeeper for her work in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, by supporting globally young women and girls and governments.
A Senegalese-born, French-British businesswoman with over 20 years of experience, she’s best renowned for her motivational and inspirational speeches about girl’s education through STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design) and empowerment of youth living in marginalised communities.
In 2014 and 2017, through the generosity of the Forum of Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, Mariéme attended both the Harvard Kennedy School Education Module, ‘Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century’ and YGL Yale University Education Module, Leadership and Decision Making in the 21st Century. A BBC Top 100 Women nominee, she was named twice on the UK Powerlist 2017 and 2018 of Britain’s 100 most influential people of African and African Caribbean Heritage. Often called the diplomat of technology, she was also named twice in 2014 and 2016 as one of the 100 most influential Africans by the African Business Magazine. In 2018, Mariéme became a founding member of the Future Talks Expedition, which gathered 100 global leaders from 42 countries to visit the Arctic (North Pole). She’s the first Senegalese woman who made it to the Arctic.
Mariéme is the CEO of Spotone Global Solutions, a British technology B2B consultancy firm. The company has worked with many Businesses such Google, Ernest and Young, the White House, Microsoft, UN Women, Legatum Institute, HSBC Private Banking, The Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown, The Africa Progress Panel chaired by Kofi Annan, the Obama Administration, Unilever, the Argentine Government, and multiple African governments.
Mariéme’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 one million young women and girls globally to become coders by 2030 and to align with the UN 2030 Agenda. Mariéme recently got nominated by Apolitical as their World’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government.