800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
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 Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg 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.
Meet our Advisory Board
What to Expect
Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM-12:30PM
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!
Dr. Tasheka Green
A guide to a purposeful and successful school year. These quick and easy tips will support teens through their educational career. The purposeful steps taken at the beginning of the school year will lead to successful lasting academic, social, and emotional results.
Dr. Tasheka Green Chief Executive Office and Founder, To Everything There Is A Season
Sponsored by Commonwealth Charter Academy - 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.
Meet some of the area’s fiercest female visionaries and hear how they're helping change the game for girls.Presented by:
- Dr. Amy Brown Doctor, Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania
- Porcha Johnson from Black Girl Health
- Lori Locust Defensive Coaching Intern NFL, Baltimore Ravens
|Dr. Amy Brown||Porcha Johnson||Lori Locust|
Breaking up is hard to do, especially when it’s with your favorite beverage! Your go-to drink may be hindering your performance in school and on the field! Join GIANT in-store Nutritionists, Shanna Shultz and Holly Doan, as they break down what’s really in your favorite drinks and introduce you to some tasty alternatives. We’ll be whipping up star-studded beverages that will be sure to leave you weak in the knees!Presented by:
- Holly Doan RD, LDN, Giant
- Shanna Shultz RD, LDN, Giant
|Holly Doan||Shanna Shultz|
Learn more about how to identify at-risk individuals before they hurt themselves or others. Discover how you can help prevent violence, suicide, bullying, self-harm and other forms of threatening behavior.Presented by:
- Shannon DePatto B.S., CPSTI Trauma Prevention Coordinator, Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention Program, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
- Emmy Sasala MEd, CPSTI Trauma Prevention Coordinator, Pediatric Trauma and Injury Prevention Program, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
|Shannon DePatto||Emmy Sasala|
Featuring performances from local entertainers and showcasing talent by local girls.
- The Studio
- Keystone Roller Derby and Keystone K-Bees Junior Roller Derby - Roller Derby
- CD East Cheerleaders - Cheerleading
- "Bright Ideas" Contest sponsored by MedExpress
- Art Exhibit sponsored by PA Leadership Charter School
- Girls World of Sports sponsored by Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania
- Pamper Me Lounge sponsored by Lancaster School of Cosmetology
- Jill of All Trades sponsored by HVAC and Pennsy Supply
- Cyber Sponsor Commonwealth Charter School
Workshops & Demos
'Jill of All Trades' sponsored by Pennsy Supply and HB McClure
College isn't for everyone. Women can be plumbers, electricians, carpenters, welders and more. Find out about opportunities for a career in a hands-on trade or business you might not have considered.
SELF DEFENSE- Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Central PA
EXTREME HULA HOOPER
Ongoing Activities & Entertainment: 12:00 - 4:00PM
- Fashion Showcase sponsored by Goodwill Capital Region - 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 sponsored by PALCS - 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 sponsored by Commonwealth Charter Academy - 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 sponsored by Lancaster School of Cosmetology & Therapeutic Bodywork - Indulge in various hair, skin, nails and/or makeup products & services.
- Fitness Demos
- Henna Art
- Volunteer Opportunities
"Bright Ideas" STEM Showcase sponsored by MedEx - 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
- Girls World of Sports sponsored by Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania - Be it volleyball, yoga, boxing, dance, etc... Take care of you body through fun and ﬁtness.
- MUCH, MUCH MORE!
We will thank everyone for participating in such a special day and celebrate with a closing act!
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