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The Desmond Hotel Albany
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
Located at the entrance of the Albany International Airport.


Sunday, December 9, 2018
12PM to 3PM


AnnMarie Gabaldon

Exhibit your goods and services!

Free Admission sponsored by:
Columbia Greene Community College
Additional sponsors:
Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. SEFCU

Girls World Expo is a day-long event created by local teen girls for local teen girls – our local Girls Advisory Board is made up of teens from Albany who have created a unique show just for you! We have also worked closely with our local media partner, to fill the day with seminars, performances, demonstrations and vendors that serve your needs in the Albany area!

Girls World Expo can change your life – come together with your friends, or make new ones at the Expo, to enjoy a magical day where you will hear from and meet successful and powerful women right from your own community who can show you a path to success! You will attend workshops, listen to speakers, see demonstrations, science exhibits, and speak one-on-one with women who are leaders in business, government, industry, the arts, and many other realms of endeavor. It's a rare opportunity for you to see what your future could be, and learn what it will take to get there.

But it's not all work! Girls World Expo is also fun. There's fashion, an art show, music and dance performances by talented local artists, and the always-popular GWE Marketplace, where you can see and purchase everything from hair accessories to self-help materials, and clothing to jewelry.

It's not just another day. It's a very special day. It's an opportunity to spend a day in a safe, secure environment inspired by the company of other girls and not just seeing but creating the future. Your future.

Meet our Advisory Board

  • Soniya Singh Soniya Singh
  • Cassie Smith Cassie Smith
  • Shruthi Rozario Shruthi Rozario
  • Ivyann Shen Ivyann Shen
  • Sanari Ismail Sanari Ismail
  • L X Lieman L X Lieman

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM-12:30PM
Kick off the day with a warm welcome from our Girls Advisory Board (all local girls) and enjoy our first entertainment act of the day!

Breakout Sessions

Fearless Females Panel12:30 - 1:00 Room 1

Meet some of the area’s fiercest female visionaries and hear how they're helping change the game for girls.

Vaping - Get the 41112:30 - 1:00 Room 2
  • Kristin Sweeter

Vaping in teens is skyrocketing. Is it an epidemic? Are e-cigs Nicotine? is it addictive ? Get all these answers and more in this timely and important session.

Presented by Kristin Sweeter
Girl of Merit Award Ceremony12:30 - 1:00 Room 3

A special thank you to girls who have proven themselves exceptional members of the community through their actions, activities, leadership, and positive influence on others.

A Healthy You1:45 - 2:15 Room 1

Taking care of your self is an inside job. Slowing down, digital breaks and stress management is as important to your overall heath as exercise and eating your veggies! Come hear how to take care of #1 inside and out! (Sponsored by NYMHA.)

What are Boys REALLY Thinking?1:45 - 2:15 Room 2
  • Justin  Pruiksma
    Justin Pruiksma

With the help of a panel of local teenage boys, we will attempt to unravel the inner-mysteries of the male brain or at least try! (Results not guaranteed.)

Justin Pruiksma Coach, Albany School District

Dating and Predators1:45 - 2:15 Room 3
  • Chris Smith

How to recognize the red flags before it's too late.

Chris Smith Detective, Colonie Police Department

Entertainment Break
Featuring performances from local entertainers and showcasing talent by local girls.

Musical Performances:

  • Logan Henderson Recording Artist, formerly of Big Time Rush, performs his new single..." PULL ME DEEP"
    Logan Henderson

Dance Performances:

  • Narthanalaya School of Arts
  • An Clar School of Irish Dance
    An Clar School of Irish Dance
  • The Future of Talent
    The Future of Talent

Workshops & Demos

- Hoops By Jem

- Shaker Robotics

Ongoing Activities & Entertainment: 12:00 - 3:00PM

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • Fashion Showcase - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
  • Live Music & Dance Performances - Whether we know it or not, a lot of personal info is available online. So what happens if it falls into the wrong hands? Learn the facts about cyber safety and how to know when it's time to log off.
  • girls spin prize wheel at booth Exhibitor Marketplace - A thriving shopping area where local vendors sell and demonstrate their goods. A unique shopping and experiential opportunity in a fun, upbeat inspiring atmosphere. Exhibit your goods and services.
  • Healthy Living
  • Girls World of Art Show sponsored by Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. - Come see how local girls express themselves through art. Art is a celebration of self-expression, creativity ad self esteem all on display at GWE.
  • College & Career Coaching - Meet local mentors and entrepreneurs who will help guide you towards a bright and prosperous future.
  • Cyber Lounge - Whether we know it or not, a lot of personal info is available online. So what happens if it falls into the wrong hands? Learn the facts about cyber safety and how to know when it's time to log off.
  • Pamper Me Lounge - Indulge in various hair, skin, nails and/or makeup products & services.
  • Henna Art
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • "Bright Ideas" STEM Showcase - The future is female, and we are here for it. #GirlNerds unite for this one-of-a-kind workshop on what it really means to be a lady in STEM.
  • Hot Topic Seminars & Workshops

Close 3:00PM

We will thank everyone for participating in such a special day and celebrate with a closing act!

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