Amanda's story

About Amanda Obidike

My Biography


Amanda Obidike is a multi-award winning social innovator, technologist and data scientist. She is the 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.

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.

In 2021, she became a Global 20 Goldman Sachs Fellowship Winner, 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.

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 for Women Empowerment and Advocacy Centre.