Girls World Expo has changed the lives of young women throughout the country. The one-day, fun-filled Expo is a place where girls 11-18 can imagine their futures and then be empowered to reach for those dreams and make them a reality. It’s an exciting day where young women have an opportunity to explore different college and career choices with the help of mentors and experts in those fields, learn how to create a healthy body image through good food and exercise choices, unlock the secrets of staying safe online and in life, and hear success stories from creative women leaders representing a wide variety of professions. Girls World Expo provides a safe and upbeat atmosphere in which girls can interact and enjoy their shared interests, while discovering new ones.
And, because our daughters have told us that we are not necessarily “in the know” about all things “girl,” we have chosen an All-Girls Board to help us make sure our titles and events are exactly what today’s girls want and need in their lives.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our board in your area, please email us at email@example.com.
Who We Are
Varinda Missett has over 25 years of high-level management experience in the publishing and media world. Varinda currently owns her own media consulting company, V3K Media. Before V3K, Varinda was the Director of Advertising and Event Sponsorship at mediabistro.com where she oversaw digital revenue. Varinda also worked for Lee Enterprises, the national publisher of 56 daily newspapers in 23 states as well as over 300 weekly, classified and specialty publications. At Lee Enterprise, Varinda acted as the Director for Advertising and Marketing for The North County Times in San Diego.
In 2007 Varinda Misset also founded a local tween and teen girls expo—called Girls World Expo—which offered seminars, career fairs and creative workshops for pre-teen and teenage girls. She was also a Founder at Women of Merit, an annual undertaking to honor outstanding women of extraordinary accomplishment.
Varinda lives with her family in New York City.
AnnMarie Gabaldon has over 20 years experience as a sales and advertising executive and manager in book, magazine, newspaper and online publishing. AnnMarie started her career at the advent of computer book publishing, acting as a key sales executive at ComputorEdge, a computer magazine and book publisher in the 1990s. She was then promoted to be the National Sales Manager for Computer Book Enterprises, a subsidiary of ComputorEdge, where she managed all aspects of selling titles to both national chains and local book stores.
While at ComputorEdge, AnnMarie also managed various sections of the San Diego Computer Fair, a technology expo hosted by ComputorEdge and one of the first successful technology trade shows in California. AnnMarie Gabaldon transitioned from book publishing to the newspaper industry in 1997. Her work with a daily newspaper allowed her to gain expertise in both national and local advertising markets. She has acted as Retail Advertising Manager and Classified Advertising Manger at The North County Times, a daily paper with a circulation of over 100,000. and was the Advertising Director for San Diego Suburban News Group, a local group of community newspapers in San Diego County with a weekly circulation over 100,000.
AnnMarie lives with her family in Carlsbad, CA.