Inspiring careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Girls4Tech™ is our signature education programme 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 nearly 11,000 girls in the U.S., India, Germany, Italy, England, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, China, Brazil, Poland, Singapore and the U.A.E.
In Singapore, we support the Girls2Pioneers program with UN women. Workshops are run by Mastercard employees who encourage girls between the ages of 10 and 15 through a series of STEM challenges. The program has reached 6,000 girls in its first two years.
Supporting the next generation of women leaders
Mastercard supports women in Asia Pacific on their education journey by offering scholarships in partnership with institutions such as Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). More than 20 young women have benefitted from the scholarships awarded.
Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World, a joint initiative by Mastercard and the Singapore Committee for UN Women, empowers youths worldwide to build sustainable, long-term initiatives that would benefit disadvantaged women and girls through access to business and livelihood skills such as education, skills training, financial inclusion or social entrepreneurship.
Launched in 2011, it offers 18-35 year olds the opportunity to pitch their idea for solving some of the most pressing issues for women, for the chance to win a US$25,000 grant to fund their cause.
Teaching tomorrow's business leaders
Mastercard funds Junior Achievement (JA) in many countries around the world including Singapore. In addition, several members of our senior leadership team serve on JA boards.