Mastercard will debut its signature Girls4Tech™ program in Dublin, Ireland on Thursday 19th January. The interactive, hands-on programme connects the foundations of Mastercard’s core business to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) principles.
On Thursday, Mastercard employees will serve as mentors for 60 girls from Scoil Mhuire Girls National School in Lucan, Dublin. This is the first time Girls4Tech has been held in Ireland, making it the 14th country to host the program.
Susan Warner, Vice President, Worldwide Communications said: “We’re excited to share our passion for technology and help these young girls consider future careers. Our aim is to inspire young girls to build their STEM skills and help them become the problem solvers of tomorrow.”
Launched in April 2014, more than 12,000 girls and 1,300 Mastercard employee mentors have participated in the Girls4Tech program as part of a worldwide rollout in Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and North America markets.
With six stations that showcase algorithms, digital convergence, fraud detection, local network intelligence, cryptology and big data, Girls4Tech is based on global science and mathematics standards and was created in conjunction with curriculum experts and Mastercard’s top engineers.
For more information, visit MastercardGirls4Tech on Facebook.