One of our original GWE cities, Erie still delivers year after year.

Star 104 and 93.9 the Wolf partnered with us once again and Little Caesars was back to buy out the box office giving all the girls free admission. LulaRoe came in as fashion sponsor and made sure the girls had fun fashion breaks throughout the day! Workshops on self-defense, be-YOU-ty secrets from the Women's Care Center, how to handle a bully, avoiding the downhill slide by the R.O.A.D. Crew and Health & Wellness from Shriner's Hospital gave the girls tips and tricks from local leaders and their peers to handle any situation. Let's talk about the entertainment! So much fun watching the Irish dancers from Rince na Tiarna and Long's School of Dance, dance and acrobatics from Paula & Judy's Dance Connection. singers & musicians from Accurate Performance, demos from Lund Martial Arts Academy and fun dance parties with Clutch from the Erie Bayhawks on the main stage. The marketplace had a photo booth, makeup, mini mani's and hair demos, shopping, pictures with C. Wolf, face-painting, glitter tattoos, fun giveaways and more! Thank you Erie for another AMAZING expo!

Zem Zem Banquet & Conference Center
2525 W 38th Street
Erie, PA 16506
Sunday, March 12, 2017
12PM - 4PM

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 Erie 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 Erie 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.

See photos from this expo!

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM
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: 12:45-1:30PM & 2:00-2:45PM
Love The Skin You're In:
breakout session speaker holds microphone to girl audience member asking question
You're perfect just the way you are! Don't let social pressures make you question yourself or your worth. Be proud to be unique. Be proud to be YOU!
Fearless Female Panel
Meet some of the area's fiercest female visionaries and hear how they're helping change the game for girls.
Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom
Submit questions anonymously and get answers instantly... like Google, but without a search history. And with advice from actual experts! No moms allowed. (For ages 13+)
What Are Boys REALLY Thinking?
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! (For ages 13+. Results not guaranteed.)
Girls Just Want to Have Funds
Student loans? Saving money? Starting an online business? We're here to take the fear out of all things financial – so all you have to do is dream.

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

female keyboardist sings local teen ballet troup leaps

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: 12:00 - 4:00PM

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony

Close 4:00PM

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

In partnership with:

  • Connoisseur Media Erie

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