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

Exhibit your goods and services!

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
    Social Media/Public Relations Manager
  • Leilah Moore Leilah Moore
    Art Show Coordinator
  • Kenya Combs Kenya 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 Showcase
  • Hot Topic Seminars & Workshops
  • Exhibit your goods and services


Stinkin Thinkin12:30 - 1:15 Room 1
  • Jenine Cortopassi
    Jenine Cortopassi

Transforming Negative Thinking

Presented by Jenine Cortopassi
Fearless Females Panel12:30 - 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

Meet some of the area’s fiercest females.

Presented by:
Maximize Your Potential12:30 - 1:15 Room 3
  • Sheriff Margaret Mims
    Sheriff Margaret Mims

How to recognize your potential and determine how to utilize it to evolve into the person you aspire to become.

Sheriff Margaret Mims Sheriff, Fresno County Sheriff's Office

The Answer to Race1:30 - 2:15 Room 1
  • Arleana Waller
    Arleana Waller

The answer to the Race question you've always wanted to ask.

Presented by Speaker, Author, ShePower Ambassador - Arleana Waller
Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom1:30 - 2:15 Room 2
  • Bonnie Her
    Bonnie Her

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+)

Presented by Doctor - Bonnie Her
Cyber Safety - Parents Session1:30 - 2:15 Room 3
  • Rebecca MacAlpine
    Rebecca MacAlpine

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.

Rebecca MacAlpine Scholar Engagement Coordinator, Compass Charter Schools

What are Boys REALLY Thinking?2:30 - 3:15 Room 1
  • Nathan Moore
    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.)

Presented by Nathan Moore
Inspiring Success Through Mentorship: How to Find a Mentor and How to be a Mentee2:30 - 3:15 Room 2
  • Dr. Michelle Bradford
    Dr. Michelle Bradford
  • Dr. Sharon L. Starcher
    Dr. Sharon L. Starcher

Learn 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


Musical Performances:

  • Xiomara Briseno
    Xiomara Briseno
  • Princess Jessie Jane 4 year old singer/rapper
  • We Got the Beat - Drum Line Drum Line
  • Isaac Brown 17 year old singer
  • Leilani Lovae 7 year old singer
  • Nia Joy

Dance Performances:

  • McCoy Hip Hop
  • Purposed II Praise
  • Folkloric Dancers


  • Zumba with Kelly Perez - Women's Wellness & Fitness

Workshops & Demos


Buchanan Bird Brains

Mindcraft Robotics

Sanger High Robotics

Learn STEAM 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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