Lady Mariéme Jamme is a Senegalese-born British businesswoman who works extensively across civil society, government and the private sector to promote economic development, good governance and digital inclusion. Selected as a young global leader by the World Economic Forum, she has founded a number of initiatives directly relevant to the Web Foundation’s work, including Africa Gathering, a forum for African leaders to share ideas for positive change, and Accur8Africa, which advocates for better data across Africa to ensure that progress on the Sustainable Development Goals can be accurately measured. Mariéme is also an Advisory Board Member of Data Pop Alliance, a global coalition promoting a people-centred Big Data revolution. Her consultancy, Spotone Global Solutions, helps technology companies do business in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
She is also particularly dedicated to empowering women and girls through science, technology, art, engineering, maths and design (STEAMD). Her latest initiative, iamtheCODE, aims to help one million women and girls become coders by 2030.