Registration Closed

Due to overwhelming response, registration for Girls World Expo Detroit is now closed. Thank you for your interest. We hope to see you at a future event!

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Sponsored by:

  • Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority
  • U.S. Army
  • Keepin It Kool LLC
  • Girl Boss
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226
Sunday, March 10, 2019
1PM - 5PM

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 Detroit 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 Detroit 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.

Exhibit your goods and services!


AnnMarie Gabaldon

Meet our Advisory Board

  • Alyson Thomas
    Alyson Thomas
  • Jade A Rodriguez
    Jade A Rodriguez
  • Lena Queen McDonald
    Lena Queen McDonald
  • Pixie Renny
    Pixie Renny
  • Reagan Smith
    Reagan Smith
  • A’Niya Qualls
    A’Niya Qualls
  • Mackenzie Martin
    Mackenzie Martin
  • Danija Tolliver
    Danija Tolliver
  • Madison Galloway
    Madison Galloway
  • Alayna Jones
    Alayna Jones

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 1PM-1:45PM
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

Girl of Merit Award Ceremony1:45 - 2:30 Room 1

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.

Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom1:45 - 2:30 Room 2

Submit questions anonymously and get answers 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+)

“LEVEL UP”… to the BEST YOU!1:45 - 2:30 Room 3
  • Tresa Deal-Galloway
    Tresa Deal-Galloway

Are your friends really your friends? Do the people who say they care/love you, really care/love you? If you had to think twice about these 2 questions then this is the workshop for you? We will provide strategies to identify “people” you try to prevent you from becoming THE BEST YOU! Get ready to embark on a journey and unlock the power inside of you. You will learn about how to attract positive people in your social friend group, prevent yourself from becoming the target of a bully and activate your special gift/talents!

Tresa Deal-Galloway Owner, Love Laces

From Chaos to Clarity: 5 Ways to Stay EmPOWERed When You Feel Life Sucks3:15 - 4:00 Room 1
  • Eva Toby
    Eva Toby

With the growth of technology and social media consumption, youth are continuously experiencing information overload. The external messaging has a huge impact on how they form their identities. In trying to match up to the presumed standards, the information is often internalized, which can lead to feelings of self-doubt, anxiety and sadness. Couple that with peer pressure, and many other social life factors, it may feel very overwhelming to find the positivity and courage to move forward. While it may seem that all hope is lost, it is not! During this session, Eva will share 5 Ways To Stay Empowered in order to effectively build confidence and identify the Power and Purpose Factor in you!

Presented by Eva Toby
What are Boys REALLY Thinking?3:15 - 4:00 Room 2

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.)

Fearless Females Panel3:15 - 4:00 Room 3

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

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

Musical Performances:

  • Madie B One - Singer, Rapper, Song Writer, Actor
    Madie B One
  • Imani - Singer/Songwriter/Musician

Dance Performances:

  • the 154 project - as seen on World of Dance
    the 154 project

Workshops & Demos

Girls AUTO Know Workshop - Car crisis? Never fear, YOU are here! After this fun and inspiring session, you'll be the only one in the car who knows what to do when that little light on the dashboard comes on.

Self Defense Demonstrations - Fight like a girl! Empower yourself with lessons in self-defense.

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.

Jill of All Trades Workshop - Mechanic. Carpenter. Electrician. Welder. Ever wonder about non-traditional jobs for girls? This workshop is all about broadening your horizons... and your career options.

Ongoing Activities & Entertainment: 1:00 - 5:00PM

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • Live Music & Dance Performances
  • 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 - 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 sponsored by U.S. Army - Meet local mentors and entrepreneurs who will help guide you towards a bright and prosperous future.
    • U.S. Army
  • Fitness Demos
  • 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 5:00PM

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

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In partnership with:

  • Radio One Detroit Hot 107.5 105.9 Kiss-FM Praise 102.7

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