Courtesy of American Ambulance!
Girls of Merit sponsored by:
California Community Colleges
2233 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721
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 Fresno 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 Fresno 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 2019 Fresno Girls of Merit!Sponsored By:
Anastasia Marie Hartman
Jesselyn Rae Floyd
Trinity Michelle Bradford
Meet our Advisory Board
Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
Kimi Galang Villegas
College and Career Fair Coordinator
Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
Art Show Coordinator
Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
What to Expect
Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM-10:00AM
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!
A special awards ceremony honoring girls who have proven themselves exceptional members of the community through their actions, activities, leadership, and positive influence on others. (separate ticket required)Presented by:
- Scott VanWagenen from Law Offices of Davis & VanWagenen
Vaping in teens is skyrocketing. Do vapes actually give off water vapor? Are they safe? Do they contain nicotine? Join us in this workshop and learn what’s really hiding behind all those flavors and who tobacco companies are actually targeting with these new products.Presented by:
- Daisy Lopez Director of Program Services, California Health Collaborative
Roz Taylor Jordan
Roz Taylor Jordan will EMPOWER, INSPIRE and Blueprint out what she has learned interviewing thousands of people for the biggest reality series ever made. Hear her describe the "5 Keys to Creating A Brand That Pops."
Roz Taylor Jordan CEO, Rozworks Inc.
Learn to love yourself with positive affirmations, know where to turn for inspiration, and how social media plays a part.Presented by Yolanda Ramos from Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health
Meet some of the area’s fiercest female visionaries and hear how they're helping change the game for girls.Presented by:
- Monica Yamada Installer/Fabricator, Sheet Metal Worker Local 104
- J'Anmetra Waddell OWNER, BE FEARLESS INC
- Danielle Vaughn Founder/ C.E.O., The Dani Keys Organization
- Teen Fashion Designer, Author & Blogger - Angela Lan
- Michelle McCoy Owner/Clinical Director, Livewell Behavioral Health Counseling Center
- Dayana Jiselle Contreras from Fresno EOC WIC
- Aldiva Rubalcava President, Recovery Credit Repair, Inc.
|Monica Yamada||J'Anmetra Waddell||Danielle Vaughn||Angela Lan||Michelle McCoy||Dayana Jiselle Contreras||Aldiva Rubalcava|
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. (For ages 13+)Presented by Nathan Moore
Featuring performances from local entertainers and showcasing talent by local girls.
- Nia Joy
- Isaac Brown
- Leilani Lovae
- Praise Dance
- McCoy Hip Hop
- Le Reve Dance Academy
- Learn STEAM - Interactive STEM Exhibit
Workshops & Demos
RIATA RANCH COWBOY GIRLS
SANGER HIGH ROBOTICS- Sanger High School
BASKETBALL & SOCCER DEMO- JMJ 21 Elite Basketball Club & MJ Soccer Club
FREE HEADSHOTS BY HECTOR CAVAZOS PHOTOGRAPHY
Hector Cavazos Photography will be providing free headshots throughout the day so come on by and get your picture taken.
Ongoing Activities & Entertainment: 12:00 - 4:00PM
- Girls of Merit Award Ceremony sponsored by Scott Vanwagenen Attorney at Law
- Fashion Showcase - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
- Live Music & Dance Performances
- 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 - 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.
- Fitness Demos
- Henna Art
- Volunteer Opportunities
- "Bright Ideas" STEM Showcase sponsored by Fresno City College - 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
- MUCH, MUCH MORE!
We will thank everyone for participating in such a special day and celebrate with a closing act!
We are currently looking for:
- Exhibit your goods and services and sell your products to girls and their moms in this upbeat, fun and inspiring atmosphere
- Sponsors - advertise your local business
- Submissions for the Girls World of Art
- Submissions for the "Bright Ideas" STEM Showcase
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