Girls Just Want to Have… STEM!
“Make it better than any program you’ve done before, make it global and make it for girls,” those were the instructions from Mastercard’s CEO Ajay Banga to Susan Warner, VP Global Volunteerism, in 2014. For anyone who has experience creating an international employee engagement program, they know these things do not happen overnight. It takes time, effort and a whole lot of dedication.
Now in its fifth year, Girls4Tech™ is the company’s signature STEM education program, which has reached more than 430,000 girls to date. The company is committed to motivating young girls to build STEM skills that will help them become leaders of tomorrow. Susan created Girls4Tech™ to inspire girls to pursue STEM careers because she knows this to be true: “With a 50/50 balance in the technology fields, all companies, including [Mastercard], will be better and stronger. And to us, that’s priceless.”