Catalyzing next-gen STEMinists
Addressing confidence and motivational factors that hold women back from STEM careers
Mastercard, a leading global payments and technology company, has long sought to inspire young people – particularly women and underrepresented minorities – to consider careers in STEM. To learn more about the causes and possible remedies for this disparity, Mastercard, in 2019, commissioned a study seeking to understand gender and generational differences surrounding perceptions and attitudes of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In addition to STEM-based topics, the survey investigated challenges and motivations to pursuing college majors and career paths.
Mentors, mentors and more mentors
A mentor or role model can help students "see" themselves in STEM careers by introducing them to someone who they can relate to.
Hear from Madison how Kimberly Bryant, founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE is inspiring her to explore a future in technology.
Encourage early, and often
When parents, guardians, teachers and other mentors show up during and throughout these critical decision points, young women will be encouraged to pursue a rewarding STEM career path.
Mastercard STEM mentor, Lauren Ottulich, shares how Girls4Tech is showing middle school girls that the skills they already have can be applied to a future in STEM.
We need to better celebrate the standout work of women in STEM. The more we bring these stories to the centerfold, the more women in STEM will less of a rarity.
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