Mariéme Jamme

An ardent champion of women’s empowerment, she helped establish the JJiguene Tech Hub in Senegal to support young women studying science, technology, engineering and maths. Her latest campaign, Iamthecode, aims to mobilize governments, businesses, and investors to support one million girls and young women to be computer programmers by 2030. She has also partnered with a team of African leaders to create Accur8Africa. The initiative will help governments, civil society, entrepreneurs, and businesses evaluate progress on the UN’s sustainable development goals, using accurate data.

Location: London

Age: 43

Twitter: @mjamme