On Friday, November 8, Girls of Steel hosted their annual FIRST Ladies Movie Night. We welcomed members from other FIRST Teams in the area including Jaybots, a rookie team from Jeannette, PA and FRobotics, from Murrysville, PA, our FRC and FTC members, and their friends, and one of our awesome alums who attends the University of Pittsburgh. We started the night by introducing ourselves to each other and watched a short animated film called Sitara. Sitara is a film that addresses the issues of child marriage. Did you know that 23 US states do not have a minimum age for marriage? The movie’s main theme was to let girls follow their dreams. After watching the movie, we completed a follow-up activity in which we folded paper airplanes, wrote what our dream was on it, and we flew them. The movie showed us how fortunate we are, as we never realized how big of a problem child marriage is. Afterwards, we sat down with our snacks and watched CodeGirl, a movie detailing the journey of multiple teams participating in the 2015 Technovation challenge. The Technovation challenge is an international competition that challenges all-girl teams to create an app that will help solve a problem in their area. Six teams, two from Massachusetts, one from Brazil, one from Nigeria, one from California, and one from India made it to the final round of the challenge, but in the end, the Nigerian team won as they made an app that would help reduce littering in their country. These high school girls from many different socioeconomic backgrounds empowered us even more as they were able to create an app that would help solve many different problems in society.