Mastercard is looking to inspire the next generation of curious minds with its first-ever appearance at the USA Science and Engineering festival. The company’s signature ‘Girls4Tech’ STEM education program will be running throughout the event for student attendees to explore new ideas and solve challenges through fun exercises.
Within the next decade, 80 percent of global jobs created will require a combination of science, technology, engineering and math skills, and while women now represent 47% of the work force, only 12 percent of engineers are women. With Girls4Tech, Mastercard hopes to make an impact and inspire young girls all over the world to enter the world of data analytics, digital convergence and cryptology, and to #StartSomethingPriceless by pursing their interest in STEM.
Last October, the company made a commitment to reach 200,000 girls by 2020. So far, 21 countries have participated in the program and Girls4Tech will extend into additional countries in 2018.
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Launched in 2014, Girls4Tech™ is Mastercard’s award-wining, signature employee volunteer and education program aimed at creating future problem solvers. Based on global science and math standards, the curriculum was created in conjunction with top engineers and technologists at Mastercard to teach the foundations of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles.
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