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 Decatur 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 Decatur 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.
Congratulations 2018 Decatur Girls of Merit!
Alexis Taylor Shew
Danielle (Dani) Craw
Maya Jai Pinson
Meet our Advisory Board
Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
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.
Amy FrazierAVP Human Resources, Hickory Point Bank & Trust
Love the Skin You're In: Featuring a Fearless Female Panel12:45 - 1:30Main Stage
Kara Demirjian Huss
Beth Nolan Larcher
Dr. Dana Ray
Julia Roundtree Livingston
Social media can make us all question ourselves from time to time. Explore what it means -- and what it feels like -- to love who you are, inside and out.
Learn from our panel of successful women experts about positive attitudes, building confidence, building your image and setting your sights on success.
Julia Roundtree Livingston Director of Development, Macon County CASA
Heather Kaloupek Owner, Clinical Social Work / Therapist, LCSW, Kaloupek Counseling, LLC
Cassie Arner Associate Athletics Director Marketing & Strategic Communications, University of Illinois Athletics
Cathy Goff District Manager, Ulta Beauty
Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom2:15 - 3:00Room 1
Submit questions anonymously and get answers instantly...like Google, but without a search history. And with advice from actual experts! This is your chance to ask those personal and crazy – gotta know! questions. No moms allowed. (For ages 13+)
Presented by Marisa Hosier from Macon County Health Dept.
Live Your Best Life – Live Like a Girl!2:15 - 3:00Room 2