Catalyzing next-gen STEMinists

Addressing confidence and motivational factors that hold women back from STEM careers

Mastercard, a leading global payments and technology company, has long sought to inspire young people – particularly women and underrepresented minorities – to consider careers in STEM. To learn more about the causes and possible remedies for this disparity, Mastercard, in 2019, commissioned a study seeking to understand gender and generational differences surrounding perceptions and attitudes of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In addition to STEM-based topics, the survey investigated challenges and motivations to pursuing college majors and career paths.

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