FIRST Ladies is a program that was created by the Patronum Bots, an American FTC team in collaboration with Team 3132, The Thunder Down Under. It promotes and supports women in STEM technology and FIRST, and through a range of online resource and events we have been able to reach a huge number of girls. There are thousands of members worldwide, and the number grows with every event we do. We hold a FIRST Ladies tea at every event we host or attend. In the past year we have run 6 breakfast of morning tea events. At each of these events we have a guest speaker to talk to all that attend about why FIRST Ladies and women in STEM are important. In just the past year we have reached 1200 girls. These teas are a great opportunity for girls to connect with others who are arejust like them, and girls can often be found swapping stories and laughing about their similar experiences. We were thrilled to have the great opportunity to be able to host the Women's Exchange at the World Championships last year. Over 500 attended the event and we were even joined by a special guest, Mrs. Kamen.