Mastercard to reach 5 million girls by 2025 with STEM program

Girls4Tech workshops hosted across Kenya and Nigeria, have enabled young girls to build skills for STEM careers.

Mastercard has announced its STEM program, Girls4Tech has reached its initial milestone goal of educating one million girls. The program has a new goal to reach five million girls by 2025.

The program, which launched in 2014, offers activities and curriculum built on global science and math standards. It incorporates the firm’s expertise in technology and innovation to enable children to discover a range of STEM careers, such as fraud detective, data scientist and software engineer.

The Girls4Tech workshops hosted across Kenya and Nigeria, have enabled numerous young girls to build the skills they need for STEM careers.

Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are two of the hottest technology fields today, with job opportunities continuing to grow across both.

However, worldwide, women make up less than 15 per cent of the professionals in

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Girls tennis: Cards take care of business against Flyers, Bemidji awaits in quarterfinals

Alexandria’s win not only served as a confidence boost moving forward but also punched a ticket to a much-anticipated rematch against Bemidji on Thursday.

“We wanted to start fast and play well right away, so the pressure would be on (Little Falls),” Alexandria head coach Dave Ronning said. “We did that up and down today. One of the goals I try to set for the girls is every time we play somebody weaker; I want us to learn something new. I like to say that if you win 6-0, 6-0, you didn’t learn anything because you didn’t try anything new. Make mistakes and grow in matches like these.”

Alexandria’s No. 1 singles player, Briana Holm, has been a shoulder for the Cardinals to lean on all fall. Match in and match out, she faces the best each team has to offer. On Tuesday afternoon, she beat Tori Gottwalt 6-1, 6-1,

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