MasterCard has partnered with Women 2.0 to inspire and connect innovators and future leaders in tech as part of its ongoing efforts to evolve technology and bring strong talent to the financial and technology industries. The deal is expected to increase the number of female leaders and entrepreneurs in technology.
Andrea Soto, vice president, MasterCard said in a statement,“Studies show that gender diversity is important for all companies, increasing performance, productivity, and innovation. Byaligning with Women 2.0, we can help bring together both women who are working in the technology field and those who aspire to careers in technology, and foster the support system and networks that will help position them for long-term success.”
MasterCard will sponsor Women 2.0’s monthly networking event, City Meetup, in five key locations this year: St. Louis, New York City, San Francisco, Dublin and Toronto. It will also sponsor Lunch Mentorship with Influencers at the Women 2.0 Conferences in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 and will host a co-branded networking event at Money 20/20 in Las Vegas.
“We’re in the heart of the technological revolution — nearly every single industry is being redefined, redesigned and reimagined. Finance and electronic payments are changing faster than ever, and we need diverse talent, experience and ideas to keep innovating. Women 2.0 is dedicated to inspiring, educating and connecting diverse people in tech. By partnering with MasterCard, we can bring even more people along for this amazing ride and help redefine technology,” said Shaherose Charania, Women 2.0 Founder and CEO.
Women 2.0 aims at driving change and building diversity in the technology industry and Women 2.0 conferences the two will inspire, educate and connect a new generation of technology leaders for greater opportunities. Both MasterCard and Women 2.0 have a strong impact on women in Africa.