Inspiring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Girls4Tech™ is our signature education program that showcases our payments technology and engages our employees as role models and mentors—all with the goal to inspire a career in science, technology, engineering and math. Since the program’s launch in 2014, we’ve reached more than 38,000 girls in the U.S., India, Germany, Italy, England, Australia, Argentina, Bulgaria, Belgium, Colombia, China, Brazil, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Spain, Poland, Singapore and the U.A.E.
In Singapore, we partnered with UN Women Singapore to provide our signature Girls4Tech classroom curriculum to support their Girls2Pioneers program. Workshops are run by many of our employees who encourage girls between the ages of 10 and 15 through a series of STEM challenges. The program has reached 13,000 girls in its first two years. We also partner with Be Better China and have reached more than 25,000 girls with our classroom curriculum.
We also introduced two new programs, Girls4Tech in a Day and Girls4Tech & Code, a 20-week mentoring program that provides an introduction to computer science concepts and programming as well as our G4T curriculum.
Supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs
NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) and Mastercard have joined forces since 2010, inspiring students to dream-up, develop and launch their own businesses in the U.S., Belgium, Mexico and China. We support NFTE through our volunteering and several board memberships and have donated more than $4.5 million in support of NFTE's global mission.
Teaching tomorrow's business leaders
Mastercard funds Junior Achievement (JA) in many regions around the world. In addition, several members of our senior leadership team serve on JA boards. For the past 11 years, over 5,000 employees in the St. Louis and New York areas have volunteered, teaching more than 70,000 students in grades K-8.
Sharing our expertise
Our employees engage in skill-based volunteering to drive social change. Mastercard leverages our employees’ skills and talent to support local nonprofits and small businesses located near our offices. More than 150 employees have provided expertise to help these organizations acquire the financial and business skills needed to succeed.
We’re also a sponsor of American Corporate Partners (ACP) with more than 150 employees serving as year-long mentors to members of the military as they re-enter civilian life.