Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese born-British businesswoman who runs a technology consultancy business in London. Her company, Spotone One Global Solutions, helps international technology companies selling enterprise software solutions to set a foothold in Africa, Middle East and Asia. Marieme is best known for her role in promoting technology, good governance, transparency and a better education standard in Africa. She is a blogger, tech activist, and social entrepreneur who works tirelessly to empower her fellow Africans through education, mentoring, leadership, and economic development. She was named as one of Forbes ’20 Youngest Power Women in Africa 2012’, nominated by The Guardian African Community Network as one of the ‘African Women to Watch’ in 2013, and recently nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She was also voted as one of Africa’s ‘Top 25 Women Achievers’ by The Guardian newspaper.
Mariéme has founded many ventures aiming to support the development of Africans, such as Spot1mentoring, a mentoring and Business Accelerator, and Africa Gathering (co-founder), a platform bringing entrepreneurs and others together to share ideas for positive change in Africa. Marieme has supported Google in Senegal, Appfrica International Inc. and the State Department in the USA for 3 years in organising the Apps4Africa contest across Africa and the Africa Progress Panel chair by Kofi Annan to host events on the state of the Extractives of Africa in many countries. Having fought hard as a young girl in Africa for a better education; women’s education, empowerment, and freedom are paramount in Marieme’s life, hence the creation of the JJiguene Tech Hub in Senegal: the first women Tech Innovation Network supporting young women in Science,Technology, Engineering and Maths. Marieme has recently joined the Microsoft 4AfriKa team as a council member advising them on how to engage the youth in Africa’s development and increase their competitiveness in the global market by creating profitable SMEs.