Algorithms, encryption, biometrics, big data and detective work—these are not words commonly associated with Mastercard outside our walls. But that is, indeed, our business. Five years ago, we created Girls4Tech to inspire young girls to build STEM skills that will help them become leaders of tomorrow.

With our employees serving as role models and mentors, we developed a signature STEM curriculum based on global science and math standards that showcases our payments technology—algorithms, encryption, fraud detection, data analysis, digital convergence and the power of our network. This interactive, hands-on curriculum connects the foundations of our business to STEM principles and shows girls across the globe that it takes all kinds of interests and skills to pursue a career in STEM.

 

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Accomplishments to date

  • Hosted events in 25 countries
  • Translated the program into 11 languages—Italian, German, Flemish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Spanish, Chinese, Polish and sign language
  • Awarded Campaign of the Year and Global Citizen Award by PR News Global in 2018
  • Expanded the curriculum to three new programs—Girls4Tech in a Day, Girls4Tech 2.0 for high school girls and Girls4Tech & Code, a 20-week mentoring/coding program

With a 50/50 workforce in technology fields, all companies will be better and stronger. And to us, that's Priceless®.

 

A few of the girls who have participated in the program

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Girls4Tech and Scholastic

Introduce your girls to two dynamic STEM careers and activate their logical, analytical and perceptive powers with these exercises from Girls4Tech and Scholastic.

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-7