Description: MasterCard has recently launched a new campaign that hopes to drive more women into the STEM industries.
Date: September 19, 2014
Recent research findings from MasterCard found that out of the Canadians that considered a career in technology, only 18 per cent were women. For those that didn’t choose this career path, one third of women (29%) stated that it was because they didn’t think they had the skillset to get into it or weren’t encouraged (11%) to develop skills in science and math. Read the full story.
Questions for discussion:
1. What are some other reasons girls/women might not be as interested in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields?
2. Can you think of any other initiatives that might help encourage girls into these fields?