Sponsored by:

  • Macy's
    Macy's
  • U.S. Army
    U.S. Army
  • U.S. Air Force
    U.S. Air Force
  • Bliss Medical Spa
    Bliss Medical Spa
  • Starfish Initiative
    Starfish Initiative
  • Moda Y Mas
    Moda Y Mas
  • Prestige Bilingual Beauty Institute
    Prestige Bilingual Beauty Institute
  • Indiana Fever
    Indiana Fever
  • Indiana Minority Health Coalition
    Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Thank you, Indianapolis!

Where
Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing
8787 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240
When
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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.

Contact

Varinda Missett
varinda@girlsworldexpo.com

See photos from this expo!


Meet our Advisory Board

  • Madison Robinson
    Madison Robinson
    Chairperson
  • Gabriela Williams
    Gabriela Williams
    Chairperson
  • Aerionna Williams
    Aerionna Williams
    Social Media/Public Relations Manager
  • Torianna Williams
    Torianna Williams
    Bright Ideas/Science Coordinator
  • Imari Torain
    Imari Torain
    Entertainment & Demo Stage Manager
  • Camryn McCollum
    Camryn McCollum
    Social Media/Public Relations Manager
  • Le'Asia Hunt
    Le'Asia Hunt
    Speaker/Seminar Coordinator
  • Laura De La Paz
    Laura De La Paz
    Speaker/Seminar Coordinator

What to Expect

Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM-12:45PM
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

Ask The Experts Panel12:45 - 1:30 Suite 2/3
  • Indiana Minority Health Coalition
    Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Girls bring all those awkward questions. These experts have your answers!

Presented by Indiana Minority Health Coalition
Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom12:45 - 1:30 Suite 4/5

Submit questions anonymously and get answers instantly...like 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:
  • Melanie Short Co-Owner, Social Worker, and Therapist, JRNY Counseling
  • Holly Homan Co-Owner, Social Worker, and Therapist, JRNY Counseling
Melanie Short Holly Homan
Melanie Short Holly Homan
Fearless Females Panel12:45 - 1:30 Suite 6/7

Meet some of the area’s fiercest female visionaries and hear how they're helping change the game for girls.

Presented by:
  • Gabby Love DJ, DJ Gabby Love
  • Sonya Cooke President, Mentor, and Coach, Girl Talk Incorporated
  • Karen Young Attorney/Adjunct Professor, Young Law, LLC
  • Natalie Achonwa Professional Basketball Player, Indiana Fever (WNBA)
  • Lisa Whitman Founder and President, Digital Stories Media Group
  • Rita Reith Battalion Chief - Media Relations, Indianapolis Fire Department
Gabby Love Sonya Cooke Karen Young Natalie Achonwa Lisa Whitman Rita Reith
Gabby Love Sonya Cooke Karen Young Natalie Achonwa Lisa Whitman Rita Reith
Redefining Beauty: Self-Appreciation12:45 - 1:30 Suite 8/9/10
  • Taylor Sitorius
    Taylor Sitorius

Redefining Beauty builds self-esteem and self-confidence in girls by confronting body image stereotypes.

Taylor Sitorius Eureka! Coordinator, Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis

"Thank You, Next": Learning to Evaluate Positive and Negative Relationships2:15 - 3:00 Suite 2/3
  • Angelica Watts
    Angelica Watts

Angelica Watts Program Coordinator, Center for Leadership Development

What are Boys REALLY Thinking?2:15 - 3:00 Suite 4/5
  • Tyrone Humphrey Jr.
    Tyrone Humphrey Jr.

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.)

Tyrone Humphrey Jr. Program Manager, Eskenazi Health | Indy HeartBeat

Women in the Air Force2:15 - 3:00 Suite 6/7
  • U.S. Air Force
    U.S. Air Force

Presented by U.S. Air Force
Etiquette & Manners for Young Ladies2:15 - 3:00 Suite 8/9/10
  • Tina Jesson
    Tina Jesson

Presented by Tina Jesson from Tina's Traditional Tearoom

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


Musical Performances:

  • Miss Indiana - Vocal Performance
    Miss Indiana - Vocal Performance
  • Shae Sparks - Vocal Performance
    Shae Sparks - Vocal Performance
  • Maciah Latrece - Vocal Performance
    Maciah Latrece - Vocal Performance
  • Girls Rock! Indianapolis - XI Horum - Musical Group
    Girls Rock! Indianapolis - XI Horum

Dance Performances:

  • University of Indianapolis Dance Team
    University of Indianapolis Dance Team
  • Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen - Jazz Dance
    Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen - Jazz Dance
  • Indy Dance Academy - Amethyst Performance Team
    Indy Dance Academy - Amethyst Performance Team
  • Traci's Urban Jamm Dance Studio
    Traci's Urban Jamm Dance Studio
  • Dancing Queens - Bollywood Dance
    Dancing Queens - Bollywood Dance
  • Iibada Dance Company
    Iibada Dance Company

Also:

  • Central Indiana Enchanted Fairy Festival - Fae of Norsey Woods - May Pole Dance
    Central Indiana Enchanted Fairy Festival - Fae of Norsey Woods - May Pole Dance
  • Natyalaya School of Arts - Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam
    Natyalaya School of Arts - Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam
  • The Biz Academy of Musical Theatre - Broadway Medley
    The Biz Academy of Musical Theatre - Broadway Medley
  • G3 Steppers - Greek Style Stepping
    G3 Steppers - Greek Style Stepping
  • Henna Tattoos - Henna
    Henna Tattoos
  • Extreme Face Painting
    Extreme Face Painting

Workshops & Demos

'Jill of All Trades' sponsored by U.S. Army

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.

  • U.S. Army
CIRCLE CITY DERBY GIRLS & INDIANA JUNIOR ROLLER DERBY

Circle City Derby Girls & Indiana Junior Roller Derby
U.S. ARMY K-9 TEAM

U.S. Army K-9 Team
GIRLS GET FIT ! 10 MINUTE WORKOUT CARDIO ABS & TONING
- The Factory

Girls get Fit ! 10 MINUTE WORKOUT  Cardio ABS & TONING

Ongoing Activities & Entertainment: 12:00 - 4:00PM

  • Fashion Showcase sponsored by Macy's and Moda Y Mas - Find your inner fierceness with fashion tips and trends.
    • Macy's
    • Moda Y Mas
  • Live Music & Dance Performances sponsored by Starfish Initiative
    • Starfish Initiative
  • girls spin prize wheel at booth 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 sponsored by U.S. Air Force - Meet local mentors and entrepreneurs who will help guide you towards a bright and prosperous future.
    • U.S. Air Force
  • 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 sponsored by Bliss Medical Spa and Prestige Bilingual Beauty Institute - Indulge in various hair, skin, nails and/or makeup products & services.
    • Bliss Medical Spa
    • Prestige Bilingual Beauty Institute
  • Fitness Demos
  • Henna Art
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • "Bright Ideas" STEM Showcase - 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!

Close 4:00PM

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

In partnership with:

  • Radio One Indianapolis Radio Now 100.9 Hot 96.3 FM WTLC 106.7 FM The Light La Grande 105.1 Telemundo Indy
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