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The Secret to Engaging Girls: Discovering Twice the Power with WOW

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM | Houston: GRB - 350 D | Diversity & Inclusion

Presenter: Kira Hirsch, Director of WOW, FIRST Robotics Competition Team 2485 Francis Parker W.A.R. Lords

Twice The Power: How to Boost Female Engagement on Your Team will give your team a proven platform to become more inclusive, effective and innovative by starting your very own WOW Chapter. An effective way to double the power and talent on your team, Team 2485's innovative WOW program empowers women to take risks and stay engaged in FIRST, STEM and beyond. Supported by Qualcomm, FIRST, Francis Parker School and the Francis Parker W.A.R. Lords, WOW is quickly expanding to FIRST teams globally and has currently been adopted by Teams 16, 1538, 341and 111. This session will walk you step by step through the process of getting started and making WOW a success on your team. As WOW becomes a global network that connects people beyond their high school careers, your team can join simply by attending this interactive conference! This fun and meaningful session is open to all genders and ages - students, mentors and sponsors alike.