"Now that I have the vocabulary to share my life journey, my purpose is to accelerate humanity, starting with the most marginalised women and girls in the world. I know where I come from, how far I came, where I am going and where I want to be."

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purposeful projects

Currently working on several projects, which I am very enthusiastic, committed and dedicated to. Africa is a land of opportunities; I believe, that we entrepreneurs have the key to change our continent. With our collaborative effort in Africa, change can make happen. We can share our ideas globally and accelerate humanity.

sustainable development goals

On Sept 25-27, the leaders of 193 countries will meet at the UN in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. These “Global Goals” (name for public consumption) could from one of the most important agreements of our generation, align global efforts to promote people, planet and prosperity. This included ending extreme poverty, combatting inequality, and addressing climate change.The global agreement presents a real opportunity for all of us around the world. We hope that by working together on these goals we can show what our different community can do together, while still reflecting the diverse interests of community members.

For more information about the 17 Global Goals visit:
globalgoals.org

iamthecode

iamtheCODE is the first Africa-Led Global movement to mobilise governments, businesses and investors to support girls and young women in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design) and teach 1 Million girls and women how to Code by 2030.

A fundamental pillar of iamtheCODE’s work is the empowerment of women and girls across the world, aligning with critical elements of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). iamtheCODE is a unique movement of direct action to improve economic outcomes for women and girls, as well as a direct implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

For more information about iamtheCODE, visit:
iamthecode.org

iamthecode podcast

Lady Mariéme has become the host of The Global Tech Movement iamtheCODE inspirational podcast which features phenomenal, entrepreneurs, storytellers, educators, artists, writers, digital leaders and philanthropists. Carefully selected guests are encouraged to motivate the next generation of young people through their unique journeys.

The Podcast is also about telling the stories of community leaders, young girls living Kakuma Refugee Camp and other girls exposed to iamtheCODE. They have demonstrated authenticity, courage, resilience and integrity in their leadership and day to day life. The Podcast gives visibility to their stories while sharing her personal life story to inspire marginalized young girls who otherwise will not have access to these mentors and leaders unique stories. Each series focuses on a different theme relevant during and post-Covid19.
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ikigaidance 生き甲斐

Ikigaidance is a new weekly Instagram content that Lady Marieme produces with her creative team to ensure people have a reason to get up in the morning - A purpose.

After learning intensively about Japanese Culture and their ways of living a very simple and meaningful life, she blended with the African philosophy called Ubuntu.

Ikigaidance is a blend of Japanese and African philosophy. Ikiagai means bringing joy and meaning in someone's life. Ubuntu = I am because you are.

The Themes varies every Saturday. Make sure you listen on my Instagram or Youtube Channel.
ikigaidance on instagramikigaidance on youtube

ABOUT lady MARIEME

Lady Mariéme Jamme is an award-winning Technologist and pioneer in system change, a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum . In Sept 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 & inspirational Speeches about girl’s education through STEAMD (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics, arts and design) and empowerment of youth living in marginalised communities.

Lady Mariéme Jamme was born in Senegal to an aristocrat mother who originated from Saint Louis of Senegal from the Toucouleurs ethnic group. In the early 90s, Jamme learnt that the father she never knew had died and was a prominent figure in post-colonial Senegal and had other children.

In the 1970s, her mother was having difficulty raising herself and her twin brother, so they were sent to live with Kaolack https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaolack where she was raped at the age of 11 years by her Quranic Teacher.

She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood and did not have a formative education until the age of 16 years old when she taught herself how to read & write.

Now Surrey-based, Lady Mariéme, moved in the UK where she reinvented her self by learning how to code seven programming languages from her local library and her kitchen. She received outstanding global accolades for being one of the pioneers in the technology ecosystem in Africa and for her passion in empowering marginalised girls to have access to education and Digital skills.

In 2014 and 2017, through the generosity of the Forum of young global leaders of the World Economic Forum, Lady 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 in 2016 as one of the 100 most influential Africans by the African Business Magazine. In 2018, Lady 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. Lady Mariéme is on the Board of Directorship of the World Wide Web Foundation(Founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee).

Lady Mariéme’s 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.

Lady Mariéme’s latest venture includes the launch of iamtheCODE.org, the first African-led global movement to mobilize government, the private sector, and philanthropic foundations to advance STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Design) Education. Her goal is to empower 1 million young women & girls globally to become coders by 2030 and to align with the UN 2030 Agenda. Lady Mariéme recently got nominated by Apolitical as their World’s 100 most influential people in Digital Government.

Lady Mariéme is writing her first book.
  • "Lady Mariéme Jamme is a woman on a mission to enable 1 million young women and girls to code by 2030. Since 2017, I have had the pleasure to get to know her, witness her commitment and see her move from strength to strength, building a consortium of supporters who believe in her mission. Mariéme and her passionate, dedicated team are knowledgeable, resourceful and innovative. They have, in 2020, proven themselves to be an exponential organisation, quickly pivoted their operations online without missing a beat. I look forward to seeing great things from iamtheCODE and anticipate celebrating their success as collaborators, educators and change makers."

    Head of Sustainable Technology at Unilever

  • Marieme is a hugely passionate leader with strong values & moral compass.
    As Founder & CEO of IAMTHECODE, Marieme has incubated and grown the organisation to positively impact the lives of over 30,000 young women & girls globally across Latin America, Europe, Africa & Asia - anchoring partnerships with UBS Foundation, Unilever, Saleforce, Alibaba, UN HCR and the World Economic Forum and more.

    I've had the huge pleasure of working directly with Marieme on the Board of IAMTHECODE over the last 3 years - and have benefitted tremendously from her insights, perspectives, views & friendship. Marieme is not afraid of 'asking the tough questions' and of holding herself & society to account. I have no hesitation in recommending Marieme as an advisor or board member to any organisation looking to really grow more broadly into new areas in digital & in driving forward positive societal impact.

    Vice President - Global Acetyls at BP

  • "A brilliant mind. A deep soul. Marieme's life is an amazing story. I have had the privilege of working with Marieme in a few places including at the Microsoft 4Afrika Advisory Council and the Mozambique ICT Ministerial Advisory Council. Her contributions are always innovative and stretching of mind and yet pragmatic. She will always remain an influence on matters Afrika, girl-child, technology and education."

    Louis Onyango Otieno - Chairman Of The Board- Absa Asset Management (K) Ltd

  • “Mariéme has gravitas, a true business visionary and the drive and determination to succeed in Business. She can make a business successful when others would be unable to do so. Working with Mariéme is a privilege and she leads others by her impeccable business ethics. Her people management skills are excellent and grasp of business and financial matters are amazing to observe. I feel confident in recommending her to a role of CEO in her company.”

    Nitish Dutta-Gupta - Senior Project / Programme Manager, IBM

  • "Mariéme is a force of nature with a twinkle in her eye, warmth in her heart and a passion for making things work. She is a delight to work with and talented in everything she puts her shoulder to I recommend her unreservedly"

    bill lao - investor

  • “Marieme is as tenacious as she is creative when it comes to tracking down and getting to speak to high-level figures in significant target prospect companies.”

    Mike Caddy - Industry Marketing, Primavera Software - Primavera Systems Inc

  • "Marieme is hands down one of the most inspiring, energising, powerful - and humble - people I've ever met. I've seen her create vibrant events, motivate crowds and individuals, and speak to audiences with passion and sincerity - and she doesn't pull her punches! Her passion for developing the people, and especially the women and girls of Africa is plain for anyone to see, and I have no doubt she'll reach all her goals, and more, not least because she inspires so much love and support that she and those with her are unstoppable. Looking forward to working with you again Marieme"

    Jonathan Perugia - Commercial Documentary and Portrait Photographer

  • "Marieme is a Leader. A driver. A contributor not just for Africa but for the world. She is a fine woman making a huge difference to women in Senegal. I admire her greatly. Listen to her dreams and follow her. I do."

    Thomas Power - Entrepreneur

  • "Of all people I have met over the past 3 years, Marieme had had one of the most profound effects on my life. In addition to her high integrity and professionalism, Marieme will always go beyond expectations to deliver. She is also very good at motivation and encouragement and has a way of making people see the bright side of everything. For anyone looking for either a consultant or business partner, Marieme is your lady. I actually look forward to working with her again!!"

    Associate Director, Group Procurement, Facilities & Administration at Equity Group Holdings PLC

MENTORING

Join my mentoring program
We have all benefited from someone holding our hand, giving us a push, an opportunity or sponsoring us. We are all looking for connections, a way to give, make a difference and create a lasting impact in the lives of others.

Contact Lady Mariéme for mentoring via her team at:
Olivia Bruce: Londonteam@iamthecode.org

Looking for a mentor, join our mentoring program at iamtheCODE
become a mentee
Mentoring is a transaction based on compassion, empathy and kindness.
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keynote Speaking

My Purpose: Enabling 1 million women and girls to become digital leaders by 2030. As a coder, I believe I can help young girls and boys gain skills.

My name is Lady Mariéme Jamme. I am a keynote speaker on system change and technology for good. I also speak about Climate Change and Gender Equality matters. My main topics include the inclusion of refugees, marginalized girls and the economic empowerment of women and girls in tech. I want to help young girls gain dignity and financial independence through the use of technology. I share my story to educate people about the pains we go through when we are silent about our lives. Its traumatic and nobody knows how much sadness and trauma we have to go through. Sometimes it is hard to comprehend.

I have had a tumultuous life journey, truly painful, and challenging. I am currently writing a book to tell my story now that I can articulate my pain better and have the right vocabulary. I thank my team and my friends for supporting me on this journey of discovery and learning to speak up with out fear.
Follow me on Twitter as I reveal the launch of the book soon.

Lady Mariéme is an expert in:

System change
Keynote Speaking
STEAMD
Gender Equality
Personal Growth and Achievement
Mentoring
Vending Software/Hardware
Coding
UN Sustainable Global Goals

Audience and Industy

Governments
Women's Tech Events
Schools, Deprived communities
The Technology Industry
Corporations

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It's been exactly 5 years since the #GlobalGoals were agreed. To achieve these Goals in the next 10 years, we need accurate and up-to-date information. Join me and become a Global Goals factivist today https://factivism.globalgoals.org/ #Factivism #SDGs #Goalkeepers

As we celebrate the 5th Anniversary of adoption the @UN Sustainable Development Goals, I was honoured to have my brother & dear friend @mcarthur- on the Podcast 🎙️ We both formed a formidable friendship at @Yale with @YGLvoices -Awesome guy. #UNGA #SDGs #17rooms #SDI20 #WEF

What a formidable woman you are @dalila_says - Loved sharing a moment with you. Thank you @SolveMIT for connecting us. #womenleaders #BlackExcellence

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