Yesterday was the first ever FIRST Ladies conference, hosted at the University of Minnesota. We had over 30 girls attend, and the event was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who attended the event, and all of the staff members who helped to run and promote this conference!
The room we were had wall-to-wall whiteboards, so we put some fun questions up on them for girls to answer while everyone was checking in.
The conference started off with splitting into small groups and doing some ice breakers. We started with improv games so everyone could get to know each other, and then did a building activities where groups competed to build the tallest tower using only index cards and 1 foot of tape.
Next we moved on to breakout sessions hosted by four of our staff members. Girls could pick to participate in discussions on design, networking, building, or social media & business. All of these groups discussed best practices and challenges within each topic, as well as how each of these aspects can be utilized within FIRST and beyond.
To close out this half-day conference, we had a panel of FIRST alumni and college students for girls to ask their questions to.
Overall, the conference was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated. For more pictures from the event, check out Facebook!
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