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