Fresno, CA

Presented by:
Marjaree Mason Center


Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center
848 M Street, 2nd Floor
Fresno, CA 93721


Sunday, March 4, 2018
12p.m. to 4p.m.


Mary Pounds

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 2018 Fresno Girls of Merit!

Arriella Alvarez Arriella Alvarez
Ashley Franco Ashley Franco
Courtney Shapiro Courtney Shapiro
Diana Gallardo Diana Gallardo
Elana Henderson Elana Henderson
Joy Manion Joy Manion
Rhiannon Corgan Rhiannon Corgan
Savannah Jade Perez Savannah Jade Perez
Tamara Franco Tamara Franco
Taytum Huffsteter Taytum Huffsteter

Meet our Advisory Board

Allison Boone Allison Boone
Morgan Elston Morgan Elston
Fashion Coordinator
Taytum Huffsteter Taytum Huffsteter
Speaker/Seminar Coordinator
Mikaela Garces Mikaela Garces
Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
Nirina Rabetsimba Nirina Rabetsimba
Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
Ariana Wafer Ariana Wafer
GOM Coordinator
Roxana Guillen Roxana Guillen
GOM Coordinator
Lalaina Rabetsimba Lalaina Rabetsimba
Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
Amaris Garces Amaris Garces
Public Relations/Advertising Manager
Leilah Moore Leilah Moore
Art Show Coordinator
Samaria Combs Samaria Combs
Art Show Coordinator

What we're working on for this year's Expo:

  • Girls of Merit Award Ceremony
  • Fashion
  • Live Music & Dance Performances
  • Shop our Marketplace
  • Healthy Living
  • Gallery of Local Art
  • College & Career Info
  • Fitness Demos
  • Henna Art
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Bright Ideas STEM Fair
  • Hot Topic Seminars & Workshops


Jenine Cortopassi
Jenine Cortopassi
Stinkin Thinkin

Presented by Jenine Cortopassi

Transforming Negative Thinking
12:30 - 1:15 Room 1

Fearless Females Panel

Presented by:

Nicole Linder Executive Director, Marjaree Mason Center

Lisa A. Smittcamp District Attorney, Fresno County District Attorney's Office

Dr. Sharon L. Starcher Owner / Professor, BradStar Consulting, LLC / DeVry University / Alliant International

Dr. Michelle Bradford Owner / Professor, BradStar Consulting, LLC / DeVry University / Alliant International

Garbralle Conroe Instructor, California State University Fresno

Meet some of the area’s fiercest females.
12:30 - 1:15 Room 2

Nicole Linder
Nicole Linder
Lisa A. Smittcamp
Lisa A. Smittcamp
Dr. Sharon L. Starcher
Dr. Sharon L. Starcher
Dr. Michelle Bradford
Dr. Michelle Bradford
Garbralle Conroe
Garbralle Conroe
Sheriff Margaret Mims
Sheriff Margaret Mims
Maximize Your Potential

Presented by Sheriff Margaret Mims

How to recognize your potential and determine how to utilize it to evolve into the person you aspire to become.
12:30 - 1:15 Room 3

Arleana Waller
Arleana Waller
The Answer to Race

Presented by Speaker, Author, ShePower Ambassador - Arleana Waller

The answer to the Race question you've always wanted to ask.
1:30 - 2:15 Room 1

Bonnie Her
Bonnie Her
Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom

Presented by Doctor - Bonnie Her

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+)
1:30 - 2:15 Room 2

Rebecca MacAlpine
Rebecca MacAlpine
Cyber Safety - Parents Session Rebecca MacAlpine Scholar Engagement Coordinator, Compass Charter Schools

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.
1:30 - 2:15 Room 3

Nathan Moore
Nathan Moore
What are Boys Really Thinking?

Presented by Nathan Moore

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.)
2:30 - 3:15 Room 1

Inspiring Success Through Mentorship: How to Find a Mentor and How to be a Mentee

Presented by:

Dr. Michelle Bradford Owner / Professor, BradStar Consulting, LLC / DeVry University / Alliant International

Dr. Sharon L. Starcher Owner / Professor, BradStar Consulting, LLC / DeVry University / Alliant International

Learn How to Find a Mentor and How to be a Mentee
2:30 - 3:15 Room 2

Dr. Michelle Bradford
Dr. Michelle Bradford
Dr. Sharon L. Starcher
Dr. Sharon L. Starcher


Musical Performances:

  • Xiomara Briseno
  • Princess Jessie Jane
  • We Got the Beat - Drum Line
  • Isaac Brown
  • Leilani Lovae
  • Nia Joy

Dance Performances:

  • McCoy Hip Hop
  • Purposed II Praise
  • Folkloric Dancers


  • Zumba with Kelly Perez

Workshops & Demos

Free Admission sponsored by:
American Ambulance
Additional sponsors:
Compass Charter Schools Clawson Honda
In partnership with:
iHeartMedia Fresno Power Talk B95 Fox Sports 1340 103.7 The Beat La Preciosa 92.9 102.7 The Wolf KRDU 1130 Soft Rock 98.9
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