Girls of Merit sponsored by:
Thanks for a great 1st year, Lexington!
1950 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511
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 Lexington 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 Lexington 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 Lexington Girls of Merit!Sponsored By:
Aubrey Grace Slone Grundy
Eriana Yvonne Meadows
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Wolfe
Meet our Advisory Board
MaKayla C. Brown
Isabella m Sarrantonio
Olivia Ann Miller
What to Expect
Welcome & Musical Performances: 12PM-1:00PM
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 thank you to girls who have proven themselves exceptional members of the community through their actions, activities, leadership, and positive influence on others.
Hannah Sloan Marketing Specialist, University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
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 Margaret McGladrey from Tufts University and Court Appointed Special Advocates
Janelle Schnake, RD, LD, CDE
During this seminar I will discuss what “clean eating” means and how to develop healthy eating habits for life.
Janelle Schnake, RD, LD, CDE Certified Diabetes Educator and Nutritionist, KentuckyOne Health
Learn tools and tips to become financially responsible in Girls Just Want to Have Funds. We will cover topics ranging from managing your money and saving to the basics of credit scores. Helping you build a financial foundation to have funds for the future.Presented by:
- University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
- Hannah Sloan Marketing Specialist, University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
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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 Jarrod Gay from Tates Creek High School
Featuring performances from local entertainers and showcasing talent by local girls.
- MaKayla C. Brown - Stay: by Rihanna
- Camryn Jury
- Daria Muhovic
- R&B - Musical Group
- Avery McGhee
- Black and Gold
- Amber Pike & Duncan King
- Alexis Wright
- TCMS Dance Team
- Comedian LC funny - Comedian
- Miss Kentucky - Speaker
Workshops & Demos
'Girls AUTO Know' sponsored by Don Franklin Family of Dealerships
One of the most exciting moments for a teenage girl is getting her driver's license! But this right of passage also brings responsibility. Learn basic maintenance & road safety. It's everything a girl AUTO know!
GAINESWAY KARATE CENTER
Ongoing Activities & Entertainment: 12:00 - 4:00PM
- Girls of Merit Award Ceremony sponsored by University of Kentucky Federal Credit Union
- Fashion Showcase sponsored by Plato's Closet Lexington - 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.
- 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!
We will thank everyone for participating in such a special day and celebrate with a closing act!
In partnership with:
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